Since joining the firm, she has advised clients, employees and employers from a range of industries, including hospitality, manufacturing, health services and social services, property and other service-based industries, ranging from small start-ups to multi-national corporations on a wide range of employment law matters.
Gemma has extensive experience advising on variety a broad range of employment-based issues, including drafting and advising on employment contracts, policies and procedures, industrial awards, flexible working arrangements, general protection and unfair dismissal applications, discrimination, transfer of employees, commercial due-diligence, preparing and implementing enterprise agreements.
Prior to joining the firm, Gemma commenced her legal journey in government law as an associate at the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, predominantly within disability law.
Gemma’s approach to her work is outcome focused. A strong communicator, Gemma proactively keeps her clients well informed and updated on regulatory changes in employment law that impact their businesses.
In 2021, Gemma was the recipient of a faculty ‘Top Student’ award for her outstanding achievements in the Law of Employee Relations in 2020.
Gemma holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Diploma of Modern Languages from the University of Melbourne and a Juris Doctor from Monash University.
Areas of practice
- Discrimination and bullying claims
- Employment contracts
- Employment-related litigation
- Enterprise agreements
- Fair Work Ombudsman investigations
- Human resources policies
- Modern awards and pay rates
- Redundancy and terminations
- Restraint of trade
- Scam contracting allegations
- Sexual harassment
- Unfair dismissal
- Union disputes