Amy is an employment lawyer, specialising in all areas of industrial relations and employment law, including unfair dismissal, general protections and discrimination claims, enterprise bargaining, dispute resolution and drafting and reviewing employment and contractor arrangements.
Amy advises clients on enterprise agreement processes, industrial action and industrial disputation, interpretation of industrial instruments, transfer of business issues, workplace behaviour, disciplinary processes and termination of employment.
Amy has significant experience in contentious matters in the Fair Work Commission, state and federal courts and anti-discrimination tribunals and in conducting capacity building workshops for clients.
Acted for a healthcare client in relation to approximately 20 unfair dismissal and general protections applications made by former employees whose employment had been terminated as a result of their failure to become vaccinated against COVID-19.
Successfully defended an unfair dismissal application against a client in the transport industry relating to health assessments under the National Standard for Health Assessment of Rail Safety Workers.
Acted in a classification dispute in the Fair Work Commission in response to the Australian Workers’ Union’s claim that 18 employees were incorrectly classified under the applicable enterprise agreement.
Reviewed and provided advice on Whistleblower (and related) policies to ensure compliance with legislative requirements.
Acted in proceedings in the County Court of Victoria issued by a former contractor, alleging that the relationship between him and our client was an employment relationship and that our client had contravened the sham contracting provisions in the Fair Work Act.
Bachelor of Laws/ Bachelor of Business (Music Industry) (First Class Hons), Victoria University
Law Society of South Australia
This week, the Federal Government introduced the long awaited Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Closing Loopholes) Bill 2023 (Bill).