Emily has experience practicing law in a diverse range of workplace relations and discrimination laws. She assists employers with various aspects of the employment relationship.
Emily is client-focused and has an excellent understanding of client needs and desires.
Emily has expertise in:
- unfair dismissal and general protections claims;
- workplace bullying, discrimination and harassment, including conducting workplace investigations;
- termination of employment;
- managing ill and injured employees;
- restraints of trade, including seeking injunctive relief;
- transfer of business, including legal due diligence and advice;
- statutory and common law contracts;
- interpretation of enterprise agreements and modern awards;
- organisational restructures and redundancies;
- workplace policies and training;
- occupational health and safety matters; and
- industrial relations strategy and advice.
Emily's experience includes:
- acting for a large tertiary education organisation in a claim in the Federal Court of Australia involving sensitive allegations of racial and disability discrimination and breaches of the general protections provisions of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth)
- acting in a $280m acquisition of an industrial wholesale group by a large Australian retail company, including conducting legal due diligence and providing advice on transfer of business
- acting for a Victorian public sector body in a workplace investigation into allegations of workplace bullying and fraud and corruption against a senior member of staff, including referring the matter to the Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission
- acting for a large financial services company in a significant breach of fiduciary duty and restraint of trade matter involving senior executives completing a three-month secondment to the Workplace Relations team at Deakin University.