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

24 Jun 2022  Google Tricia L.R

Incredibly astute, responsive and knowledgable service, with a very strong compass guided by social justice

13 Jun 2022  Google Stephen F

Kris was great, She gave us confidence and calmness in a horrible experience. Thank you.

13 Jun 2022  Google Samuel G

Thank you so much Hall and Payne Lawyers for your assistance with my affairs. Leanne and Shirley took care of my matters with professionalism and awesome service.

To have these guys on your side when you are at your wits end provided me with peace of mind and the opportunity to live a better life due to my successful claims. I could not have done it without their help. Thank you Hall and Payne! 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟

31 May 2022  Google Pili R

It was a pleasure to deal with Hall Payne Lawyers for our personal wills.

In particular Mr. Ian Kelly who made it easy to navigate through the documents and interacted with us to suit our needs.

20 May 2022  Google Mel C

In my late 30’s self employed professional, I fell from grace, bankrupt, lost my health, my career and my marriage. Hall Payne was the shining light for me through these very dark times, the better part of 5 years in which they took the helm and left no stone unturned.

The result: three successful claims (2TPD & 1IP) the best possible outcome and an absolutely outstanding law firm to deal with. Special thanks to Leanne: Her diligence to handle all the complexities that occurred along the way was infallible and I am forever grateful for her support. Highly Recommend ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

19 May 2022  Google Jillian F

5 star review

05 May 2022  Google Roger K

I am very pleased to write a review for this firm. When you need help everything seems so complicated. These wonderful lawyers make you feel at ease with real advice from a caring base that is easy to understand. Professionals that care, that says it all.

20 Apr 2022  Facebook Bronwen G
Alexander Williams dealt with my Work Place employment issue. He was extremely knowledgeable and professional and achieved the desired outcome
Thankyou!

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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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