You may wish to seek legal advice before filing a complaint of reprisal or during the process, but you are not required to bring legal counsel, a union representative or any other type of representation.
The Commissioner has the authority to approve access to funding for legal advice to any person involved in a complaint or investigation, with the following considerations:
- A contribution of $1,500 is available to assist with legal representation.
- In exceptional circumstances, up to $3,000 may be provided for access to legal advice.
- You must not have access to free legal advice by other means.
- You may also qualify to receive legal advice if you are considering making a complaint, but have not already done so.