Josephine is a lawyer in the Workplace Relations & Safety team, and has assisted with both advisory and litigious employment, industrial relations and safety matters including:
- industrial relations litigation (including industrial disputes, enterprise agreement interpretation disputes, enterprise agreement approvals and judicial review)
- employment litigation (adverse action, unfair dismissal, bullying and enforcement of restraints of trade)
- OHS prosecution defences
- enterprise agreement and award interpretation and advice, and
- employment contracts.
Josephine has assisted with matters in both Federal and Victorian jurisdictions, including in the High Court of Australia, Federal Court, Federal Circuit Court, Supreme Court of Victoria, Magistrates’ Court of Victoria, Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal and the Fair Work Commission.
Josephine is passionate about workplace relations as demonstrated by her prior experience as a professional/research assistant for one of Melbourne’s leading workplace relations barristers, and as a volunteer student editorial assistant for the Australian Journal of Labour Law. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology and Criminology) and Juris Doctor from the University of Melbourne, and is a member of the Industrial Relations Society of Victoria.
Josephine’s experience is complemented by the broad range of exposure she gained rotating through the firm’s practice areas (including the Corporate & Commercial team and the Litigation & Dispute Resolution team) as part of completing her traineeship year.