Employment disputes like this one can take 12 to 18 months to get a result, and may require the dispute to be heard in court so that a judge can decide the outcome.
Your journey from here will look like this:
- Questionnaire and Sign Up: by clicking here you will be taken to our online portal where you’ll be asked some questions about your time at Credico. You will also be asked to read and sign:
- an agreement to engage Chamberlains Law Firm as your lawyer for this class action, which means that we will represent you and that all the information you give us will be confidential and subject to legal professional privilege; and
- an agreement with a litigation funder, which enables you to join the class action and sue Credico without having to pay as you go.
- Upload additional information: over the next few months, we will be preparing the case for court. We may be in contact with you via email to invite you to return to the portal to upload your Independent Contractor Agreement or other employment agreement, payslips and any other information that will help us with your case against Credico.
- Statement of evidence: your experience working for Credico may be particularly important to the court case. We may contact you and ask if you want to be a key claimant, which will require creating a statement of your evidence that describes your time at Credico, to be presented to the court.
From here, the claim process involves several steps.
- Filing: the information that you provided through the online portal is collected and put into a formal claim against Credico. This claim is lodged formally with the court, and the litigation process commences.
- Hearing: The case against Credico will likely go to court. The claimants’ case will be presented by Chamberlains and Credico will also have a chance to argue their point of view. During this time, each party will present evidence to the court which supports their argument. If you are a key claimant and have put in a statement of evidence, you may be required to appear in court to give your evidence in person. If that is the case, we will let you know as soon as possible; however, claimants do not usually have to give evidence in court, and the case will most likely run without you having to attend court at all.
- Judgment: once the legal arguments are heard, the judge will decide who wins the case and make orders about damages. If Credico is required to pay damages, the litigation funder will be paid out of the amount Credico has to pay, and the rest will be paid to the successful claimants.
If you have any questions at all, please email us at [x] or call 1300 945 563 and we would be happy to help you.