Bridget advises a wide range of clients in relation to employment, workers compensation and work health and safety law. She regularly prepares and reviews employment contracts and workplace policies for employers in a variety of industries. She also has significant experience interpreting and advising on modern Awards and enterprise agreements. She has assisted a number of clients with workplace investigations into allegations of sexual harassment, discrimination, bullying, safety issues, fraud and other conduct issues.
Bridget represents clients in a range of industrial, termination, general protections and discrimination disputes in the Fair Work Commission, Federal and State based courts. She also assists clients with internal workplace disputes and performance management, providing advice on negotiation and strategies for achieving resolutions.
Bridget represents both self insured and registered employers in workers compensation disputes in the South Australian Employment Tribunal and regularly advises on workers compensation issues including claims management, premium impact and obligations relating to the provision of suitable employment.
Bridget also provides advice on work health and safety compliance and represents clients in work health and safety prosecutions and incident investigations. She was involved with advising Safework Australia on the drafting of regulations for the model work health and safety laws, which apply in the majority of jurisdictions in Australia.
Bridget aims to provide her clients with advice and assistance that not only achieves legal compliance but also strategically improves their business and workplace culture. Bridget is a member of the Australian Human Resources Institute and has an interest in the human side of employment law, recognising that a large part of minimising employment legal risk is people management.
Bridget has been recognised by Doyle’s Guide (2022) as a Rising Star in South Australia in Employment & WHS Law.