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 Jan 2022  Google Robyn P

Thank you Jessica Hodge! What a superstar! My experience with Jessica and Hall Payne was at all times one of dealing with consummate professionals.

Jessica over delivered at every turn. She provided solid, pragmatic advice and is sharp as a tack! She saw me through to the Qld Industrial Relations Commission and with her impeccable guidance I received a positive outcome. More importantly to me, I felt validated and vindicated.

29 Nov 2021  Google Kerry C

I had a complex employment matter that had to go initially to the Fair Work Commission. My lawyer Luke Tiley was in every sense awesome in his advocacy, swift & incisive in his response, professional and incredibly talented as an employment lawyer.

I would definitely recommend this firm, and especially Luke Tiley for any employment matter you may have. 5 stars plus.

16 Oct 2021  Facebook Jason N
I had a tough case against opponents with much deeper pockets than myself. I contacted other law firms that you see advertising. They all said my case was either two difficult or I did not have a case at all. By chance Megan Stanley of Hall Payne solicitors was recommended. Megan looked at my case and said she would be happy to act for me. In the end I was awarded a favourable settlement. Megan and her team make you feel from the outset that she is a top level solicitor with a very capable team backing her. I would not hesitate to recommend Hall Payne to anyone. Thanks again for everything, job well done. Jason.
28 Sep 2021  Google Tommy A

Thank you Cale Fryer and Hall Payne Lawyers for the professional service and getting a successful claim in 1st Queensland hard metal exposure. Regards, Tommy A

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.

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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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