Veronica Belot Senior Associate

Veronica has broad and longstanding experience in workplace relations, having worked in various roles in private practice, with key unions, the Australian Retailers Association and the Fair Work Commission.  She also has a deep understanding of the internal commercial needs of both public and private sector clients, having completed a lengthy secondment for a large public sector client.

Veronica regularly assists public and private sector clients across a range of industries and matters, including in the following areas:

  • enterprise bargaining and agreement approvals
  • award/Agreement disputes, right of entry, industrial litigation and other union issues
  • discrimination claims (both State and Federal)
  • drafting employment contracts and policies
  • transfer of business
  • anti-bullying applications
  • OHS/WHS advice and litigation, and
  • all termination of employment matters (including litigating unfair dismissal and general protections claims).

Veronica regularly provides training and information sessions on employment law issues, including training on discrimination and termination of employment, and also participates in the Fair Work Commission’s Workplace Advice Service, which provides eligible people and employers access to free legal assistance regarding unfair dismissals, general protections and anti-bullying applications.

Veronica is an active member of the workplace relations community, having served on the Executive Committee of the Industrial Relations Society of Victoria, the Law Institute of Victoria’s Employment and Industrial Relations Committee (of which she has been a co-chair since 2017) and the Law Institute of Victoria’s Workplace Relations Executive Committee.  She is also a member of the Victorian Women Lawyers and Law Institute of Victoria.

Latest News & Insights

Fair Work Act penalties on the rise again!

Posted By on 17/05/17 at 1:52 PM

There’s no doubt that businesses are facing a continued and very heated compliance environment. What heightens this is the Government’s recent proposal to increase the Commonwealth criminal penalty unit from $180 to $210 as of 1 July 2017 and the anticipation that more increases will come! Once the proposal receives royal assent, the possible penalties … Read more

Inherent requirements – why you should resist the urge to just jump to conclusions!

Posted By on 9/08/16 at 4:19 PM

A recent Fair Work Commission (FWC) case has served as a reminder of what employers should not do when they are concerned that an employee can’t fulfil the inherent requirements of their job. Background In Rodney Billett v West Coast Council [2016] FWC 4252, 51 year old Rodney Billet, who had a largely unblemished employment … Read more

Social media: be careful what you post

Posted By on 17/03/16 at 4:54 PM

Posting about an employer while employed can impact on an employee being awarded their job back. Social Media Rant- a tempting trap? The impact that social media, and specifically what an employee posts on social media, is being more frequently considered in the employment context. For example, since the “boom” of social media platforms like … Read more