Hi, I have a query about being forced to buy shares (invest) in a private company as a condition of gaining employment in that company. I wanted the position so I bought $50k worth of company shares. I have since been terminated by the company and no longer have employment but when I asked them to buy the shares back, they said the shares are separate to employment so they would not buy them back. It was made very clear by all three company directors and the executive chairman that "no investment, no job" was the situation. The company was looking for employees who had 'skin in the game' (their words). I have now been told that I am free to do whatever I want with my shares, keep them, buy more, sell them to another investor (but without the job) I feel that this company has taken my 50k investment and then, 10 months later, terminated my employment contract. I am not concerned about losing my job, but I do want my investment back and am seeking legal help as to the best way to proceed. The company is a Victorian company but I live in Brisbane and ran the now defunct Brisbane office of the company.