So I have taken my employer to court when I got made redundant and the only one from my entire department who got stood down before that.
I have been bullied for nearly 6years that I worked there. I suffer from severe depression and anxiety that I never thought I was capable of having. I had to submit my particulars of claim at VCAT then the evidence before finally going for the hearing in April. Needless to say it’s left mentally drained because of the time this thing has been dragged on by the court from last year November.
if that’s not bad enough I can’t afford a lawyer so I am obviously representing myself. Which is fine because I know I have all the evidence to support my claim. What I don’t have in-depth knowledge regarding the Australian workplace laws. I don’t have the courage to go alone at the court or speak to their lawyer since my anxiety sucks in and I am easily intimidated.
I have made the decision to hold them responsible for what’s happened to me. And I know everyone goes through crap at their work and the life but I have simply chosen not to put up with it anymore.
since I can’t afford a barrister anymore because they want the money before the case is settled and this isn’t fairytale that I will magically find a lawyer who might just want to help me.
I need help in prepping myself. Anyone who knows Australian Workplace Laws and workers Right ? Any pointers ? Particularly Victoria ?