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

16 Jun 2021  Google Raelene S

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20 May 2021  Google Amon E

Working with Claire Gabriel was stress free and all Hall Payne Lawyers staff are very responsive when you need them. Thank you very much for your support and keep it up.

01 May 2021  Google Tamara P

This firm represented my partner after an accident. Cale is not only great at what he does, but a down to earth good guy. If the need ever arises I would definitely use their services again. Highly recommend.

31 Mar 2021  Google Layla T

Fantastic; I could not speak highly enough professional, quick and honest, kept me informed every step of the way.

20 Mar 2021  Google Kerri S

Thankyou to both Cale Fryer and Jaclyn Green for their thorough diligence and professional work. They both consulted with me on the specifics of what is to be expected and guided me through an ordeal that was not a comfortable experience, by doing this it made the ordeal manageable. I found them to be educational but approachable. Direct but kind. Driven but tolerant and patient through my hard times. I would recommend both Cale and Jaclyn to other individuals who are having Social Injustice matters or that may be in need of a genuinely professional Solicitor. Thankyou very much Kerri

13 Mar 2021  Google Glenys A

HPL were thorough in their investigative research, analytical, and prompt with their responses. There was always good communication. I found them to be extremely approachable helping me as their client to feel at ease. Throughout my lawyer remained objective and the result was the achievement of a fair and just outcome. Good Value! I Highly recommend them!

02 Mar 2021  Google Debbie L

Always very kind, encouraging, considerate, polite , courteous and most of all professional. I would have no problem in recommending Hall Payne Lawyers to anyone in the future. A Big Thank you!

25 Feb 2021  Email Kevin L

I would like to give Kris Birch and Sarah Cavanagh a '5 star review' based on their promptness and due diligence. Kris Birch’s performance in court was outstanding and supplied me with the best outcome, if I could give a 12/10 I would. 

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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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