Here's what our clients said...
"I recently encountered a major issue in the Aged Care setting where I was very unfairly treated and dismissed from my employment, I was unsure of what recourse I had available and sought advice from various organisations that were unable to help at the time. However, one organisation thankfully gave me the telephone number of Adrian Nippress. This was a very stressful period which took a huge toll on my emotional and mental health. From the first phone call to discuss my situation with Adrian I found him to be very empathetic and easy to talk to. His calm demeanor put my mind at ease as he assured me he would be able to assist with my case. Adrian is clearly experienced in industrial dispute matter and he calmly led me through the complex process which was resolved in a fair outcome for both parties. A big thank you to Adrian for your great work and your continues support in getting all issues, both major and minor, resolved, along with your follow up calls, I very much appreciate your dedication to helping me work through the many obstacles which were put in place. Your calm professional approach, your reassuring nature, and attention to detail was exceptional."
"As a support person in a workplace dispute, I cannot speak highly enough of Adrian Nippress' professionalism, integrity and respect in dealing with a complex and emotionally driven situation. He was able to quickly pinpoint the issues and clearly understood the roles and personalities of each stakeholder. His calm manner and obvious skill in accurately summarising the issues at stake, and their importance to each party in the dispute, lead to a favourable outcome for all concerned. I would not hesitate to recommend Adrian to anyone who is in need of an exceptional mediator/negotiator."
"I had a complex case of workplace discrimination in the health field that had been going on for a long time. When I reached out to Adrian at Collaborative Employment Solutions, I wasn’t even sure I wanted to pursue the case because of the emotional toll it had already taken. However, after some time it was clear that the issues weren’t going to go away unless I took action. Although I was still hesitant, reaching out to Adrian was the best choice I could have made. He listened. He understood the impact this was having and he helped me through each phase step by step. It was clear from the outset that he knew the health system and how things worked. At no time did I feel pressured to proceed in any particular way but thanks to Adrian I felt equipped and supported to finally pursue a resolution. We took this through to mediation, where I had to address the problems face-to-face. But instead of feeling scared or out of my depth, Adrian’s preparation allowed me to air my concerns confidently and subsequently come to the resolution that I had hoped to receive."
"Adrian Nippress of Collaborative Employment Solutions represented me as my Industrial Advocate. Adrian's extensive knowledge of and experience in industrial relations were pivotal to my WorkCover claim being accepted and my successful return to full-time work. During this time, Adrian always demonstrated the utmost professionalism, courtesy, and integrity. He was calm, rational and strategic, even when faced with seasoned opposition from Senior Legal Counsel. I have unwavering confidence in Adrian's abilities and hold him in the highest esteem. I would recommend his services without hesitation."
- Greg Williams, Recruitment Officer, SA Health
"I would like to say a very huge thank you to Adrian Nippress. When I was unfairly suspended from my previous workplace, I didn't know what my rights were. This was something I'd never thought I'd have to deal with and the way my ex-employer had communicated with me, I thought that I was in the wrong. I had tried multiple places and resources to get some insight to try and get my job back but I was unsuccessful in doing so. It was a rough couple of weeks until I was introduced to Adrian Nippress through Collaborative Employment Solutions. I could not speak more highly of Adrian Nippress who worked closely on my case. He is an understanding individual, incredibly professional and communicated well. He helped me realise that what my employer, at the time, was doing was not right and that I had been poorly mistreated. Given the treatment I received it did take a toll on me mentally and with him assisting me through a difficult time with everything else going on - it got me through. I trusted him through to the end and it was resolved with a great outcome for both parties."
"Adrian's professionalism and hard work was evident throughout the process and during conciliation."
- Conciliator, Fair Work Commission
"I had some safety concerns with a previous employer and wanted to have false allegations reviewed and overturned. Adrian was very helpful and professional. My concerns were subsequently recognised and allegations against me were removed. Adrian was able to negotiate financial compensation for the inconvenience I had from my previous employer. Adrian was professional from the moment I first made contact with him and conducted himself in a fair and professional manner, I would recommend his services to anyone who finds themselves in a situation where they need to be represented."
"During my time with Adrian, he was consistently professional, approachable, and was able to make a potentially stressful situation very manageable. With his knowledge and confidence displayed in all meetings, and his continuous communication with me, I was reassured of his abilities. His charge for his services were also very reasonable, and much more economical than a lawyer. Thank you again, Adrian; I would recommend you to anyone."
"We asked Collaborative Employment Solutions to update our policies. Adrian was extremely detailed in his communication, which assisted in delivering a concise working policies and procedures to our 60+ employees. Adrian trained our management team in a manner that was measured, collaborative and relevant to our industry. We would have no hesitation in recommending Collaborative Employment Solutions to anyone that values a consultative approach to develop policy in a transparent and timely manner."
- Kevin Bishop - Bunnik Tours, General Manager - Sales
"I highly recommend Collaborative Employment Solutions. Adrian’s advocacy made ALL the difference in working through my workplace issue. Adrian knows his stuff, is supportive and was great to work with throughout what was a difficult and challenging period for me. Advocacy does make a difference, Thank you Adrian."
"From my very first meeting with Adrian, I knew I was in safe hands. He helped me with an unfair redundancy, representing me and standing up for my rights — he was always just a phone call away. In the end, I was able to leave my position on my own terms with an excellent financial package. Adrian came highly recommended and I definitely wasn’t disappointed; I cannot speak more highly of him."
- Mike & Petra
"I cannot recommend Adrian more highly. Adrian’s experience and knowledge is evident from the first meeting and he is committed to seeking the best possible outcome. More importantly, Adrian was patient and understanding, and treated me with dignity and compassion during a very difficult time."