Naomi Cooper Special Counsel

Naomi is an employment lawyer with experience in all areas of employment and workplace relations law, and particular expertise in work health and safety.

Naomi is relied on by corporations for her strategic advice and litigation expertise. Naomi advises in relation to complex and sensitive matters, including executive terminations, restraints of trade/confidential information disputes, workplace investigations, anti-discrimination law, independent contractor issues, and work health and safety regulatory investigations and prosecutions.

Naomi has experience representing clients in significant litigation before state and federal courts, the Fair Work Commission and state anti-discrimination tribunals.



Agricultural business and meat producer

Represented company and director in work health and safety prosecution following a gas explosion.

Global manufacturer

Conducted investigation and advised company following a workplace fatality.

Entertainment client

Successfully defended company and CEO against sexual harassment proceedings.

Retail client

Successfully obtained the strike out of underpayment proceedings as an abuse of process.

Career & qualifications


  • Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Laws, University of Sydney

Memberships and Associations

  • Industrial Relations Society of NSW

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Recent work health and safety developments

All employers should now have implemented measures to discharge their obligation to take reasonable steps to eliminate sexual harassment and other unlawful conduct in the workplace given the...

Untangling the Closing Loopholes Bill

This week, the Federal Government introduced the long awaited Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Closing Loopholes) Bill 2023 (Bill).

Key employment monetary changes from 1 July 2023

The start of the new financial year brought about a number of changes to employment law monetary requirements in Australia, including with respect to superannuation, civil penalties and minimum...