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Bridget Shelton

Senior Associate
Workplace Relations & Safety
  • +61 3 9269 9190

Bridget joined the Workplace Relations & Safety team in 2018.

Bridget has experience providing advice to public and private sector clients on all aspects of employment law and industrial relations.

Experience

Bridget's areas of expertise include:

  • unfair dismissal and adverse action;
  • executive employment arrangements;
  • breach of contract;
  • modern award and enterprise agreement interpretation;
  • post-employment restraints;
  • bullying, harassment, victimisation and anti-discrimination; and
  • industrial relations disputes and enterprise bargaining.

Career Highlights

Bridget's career highlights include:

  • assisting a large financial services client to defend unfair dismissal proceedings in the Fair Work Commission;
  • advising a state emergency services organisation in litigation commenced by a former employee in the Federal Court of Australia;
  • advising various Commonwealth Government departments on individual employment matters including unfair dismissal and adverse action proceedings in the Fair Work Commission and Federal Circuit Court;
  • advising a local government in Victoria on enterprise bargaining and industrial relations issues, including protected action ballot orders, responding to protected industrial action and good faith bargaining obligations; and
  • advising a client in the manufacturing industry on enterprise agreement interpretation and related disputes raised by the union.

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