Ellie Bassingthwaighte

Associate

I know when things are not right at work, the stress that results can seep into all parts of our life. I want to help people resolve their workplace issues so they can go back to enjoying the more important things in life - like family and friends.

Ellie Bassingthwaighte specialises in industrial relations and employment law in Hall Payne’s Brisbane office.

She is currently completing a Masters of Laws with a focus on alternative dispute resolution.

Prior to joining Hall Payne, Ellie worked at a boutique firm as part of their employment and industrial relations practice and she was formerly an associate at the Brisbane office of the Fair Work Commission.

During her time in practice, Ellie has assisted her clients with a range of workplace issues including:

  • unfair dismissal;
  • general protection disputes;
  • claims of discrimination and sexual harassment in the workplace;
  • redundancy disputes;
  • returning to work after maternity leave;
  • underpayment claims; and
  • work health and safety disputes.

She also has experience reviewing and negotiating employment contracts, assisting employees and employers in managing allegations of poor performance, and interpreting and applying modern awards and enterprise agreements.

Ellie has appeared in a variety of matters in a number of courts and tribunals including the Fair Work Commission, Queensland Industrial Relations Commission, Anti-Discrimination Commission, Federal Circuit Court and Magistrates Court.

Ellie is a member of the national committee of the Australian Labour Law Association and a member of the Queensland Industrial Relations Society. She is a member of the Industrial Law Committee of the Queensland Law Society.

Ellie is passionate about promoting access to justice and ensuring that disadvantaged members of the community can seek and obtain legal advice when needed. She volunteers with a number of community legal centres, including the Caxton Legal Centre, the Women’s Legal Service and the LGBTI Legal Service.

Outside of work, Ellie keeps busy by hiking, travelling and enjoys playing trivia at the local pub.

Reviews for Hall Payne Brisbane

17 Sep 2021  Google Karen J

Incredibly supportive, professional, competent and individualised services provided by this firm. I can’t recommend them highly enough. Juliana and Linda M have provided invaluable support that went above and beyond while also providing me with the best representation I could hope for. Highly recommended

07 Sep 2021  Google Gary B

When I had some difficulty with a work issue I had to use a Lawyer for the first time and was recommended Kris Birch was wonderful. She was honest and gave me the advice and spent time talking me through all the finer details of the issue.

Kris helped me get the best result and would definitely recommend Kris and if I need to, I would definitely use her legal brain again. Thank You Kris

31 Aug 2021  Google Glenn H

5 star review

10 Aug 2021  Google Joseph T

Leanne has helped my family and me through the AAT review. She has displayed professionalism in her work and always offered true and genuine advices. Her experiences with the AAT has also helped and guided us in many possible ways that you can imagine. It would be daunting without her assistance along the way. Great thank you to Leanne and her firm.

09 Jul 2021  Google Matthew T

After injuring my back at work, Hall Payne Lawyers helped me to lodge two TPD claims with two different insurers; both claims were accepted and paid. Without their assistance, I do not believe either claim would have been successful.

When making a TPD claim, there are many pitfalls and traps for the uninitiated to fall into. Simple mistakes can lead to a claim being delayed or rejected. In my opinion, it really is worth paying for the assistance of an experienced professional (especially when their services are offered on a "no win, no fee" basis). Also, in light of the amount of work they put into my claims, I believe Hall Payne's professional fees were very reasonable.

I am highly satisfied with the assistance I received from Hall Payne Lawyers. I have no hesitation in recommending their services to anyone ill or injured who is considering lodging a TPD claim.

24 Jun 2021  Google Michele T

The whole team at Hall Payne Lawyers were exceptional. From first enquirey, legal support and follow up, plus acounts. Jennifer was very helpful and gave me advice that resulted in a successfull outcome early in a dispute and helped avoid further heartache.

I would highly recommend their service as early as possible in any dispute to set you on the right path. Thankyou to the whole team.

19 Jun 2021  Google Sophie P

I engaged Hall Payne Lawyers to represent me in my employment dispute. Ellie Bassingthwaite was faultless in her advice, her patience and her genuine care and concern for me as her client. I would have no hesitation in recommending Hall Payne or in using them again if I find myself in a similar situation.

16 Jun 2021  Google Raelene S

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Recent Blogs by Ellie

Childcare worker loses appeal to Fair Work Commission after being dismissed for refusing to have a flu shot

Sacked for refusing flu vaccine

A childcare worker in Gladstone (Queensland), who was dismissed for repeatedly refusing to get the flu vaccine, has lost her unfair dismissal case against her employer, Goodstart Early Learning.

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Nurse wins QCAT case after romantic relationship with a patient

QCAT decision allows nurse to keep her job after romantic relationship with a patient

We recently represented a nurse who has been allowed to keep her registration despite the QCAT finding she engaged in professional misconduct by commencing and continuing a romantic relationship with a patient that she was treating.

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Can my employer stand me down?

The current coronavirus pandemic, resulting in a significant loss of jobs and change to working conditions for many, has raised a number of questions related to employment law. In this article, we ask the question ‘Can my employer stand me down?’

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What are my annual leave entitlements?

All you ever wanted to know about your annual leave entitlements

Annual leave entitlements apply to the majority of the workforce and in 2009, annual leave was enshrined in the National Employment Standards (NES) as one of the 10 minimum entitlements available to employees.

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