Wrap up: the Australian Public Sector Anti-Corruption Conference

Posted by Nov 8, 2019

The Australian Public Sector Anti-Corruption Conference (APSACC) last week offered a wide programme of speakers and accordingly attracted a large audience. The recent changes to whistleblower laws meant that APSACC was of particular interest this year to those who work on integrity matters in the public and private sectors. Whistleblower protections are attracting great interest […]

Insight: investigating sexual harassment in the US entertainment industry

Posted by Oct 18, 2019

This week Justitia was fortunate to host the Australasian Association of Workplace Investigators’ (AAWI) Melbourne Local Circle for a presentation by visiting US workplace investigator, Michael Robbins. Michael practised as a labour and employment lawyer for over 20 years before establishing EXTTI (Expert Testimony Training Investigations). He is a highly credentialed workplace investigator with particular […]

Accommodating cultural diversity during an investigation

Posted by Sep 10, 2019

Despite living in a multi-cultural society, we do not always adequately take stock of the impact of our customs and practices on those who were not raised in Australia, who may not have been raised in a first-world country, or who do not speak English as a first language. Grappling with bureaucratic and legalistic processes […]

Justitia Lawyers and Consultants Announces the Appointment of Two New Partners!

Posted by Jun 19, 2019

We are delighted to announce the appointment of two new partners at Justitia: Magda Marciniak and Melissa Scadden. The appointments will be effective from 1 July 2019. Magda Marciniak advises clients primarily in local government and State government agencies and has worked with them for many years, forging strong and supportive client/advisor relationships. Magda leads […]

Face-to-face training in the age of #MeToo – a luxury or an opportunity?

Posted by May 28, 2019

Earlier this year, the International Bar Association and the Women Lawyers Association of NSW made a joint submission to the Australian Human Rights Commission’s National Inquiry into Sexual Harassment in Australian Workplaces (the Inquiry). The submission made for a sober read. It is a reminder that the legal profession – like many other professions and […]

New WorkSafe (Vic) Info Sheet on family violence

Posted by Mar 21, 2019

WorkSafe Victoria have issued a new Information Sheet for employers called “Addressing Family Violence in the Workplace” (January 2018). It reminds us of the important role that workplaces can play in preventing and responding to family violence by providing a safe and supportive working environment for all employees. The information sheet aims to assist employers understand […]

Justitia Spotlight – An interview with Melissa Scadden

Posted by Nov 21, 2018

Interviewer: Grant Klemm, Legal Research Assistant —Grant is a final year Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Arts (History) student at La Trobe University and currently works as a Legal Research Assistant. What do you believe is a key challenge faced by employment law at the moment? The way people work is changing. There is a fairly vigorous […]

Sexual harassment: more work to be done

Posted by Oct 17, 2018

Sexual harassment has been in the spotlight more intensively than many of us can remember. A year ago, the New York Times and the New Yorker laid bare multiple accounts of alleged sexual harassment by Harvey Weinstein of his staff and colleagues.  No one could have predicted that a flood of 83 people would step […]

Justitia Spotlight – An interview with Cathy Fitz Gibbon

Posted by Aug 8, 2018

Interviewer:  Julia Sperac, Marketing/Legal Research Assistant – Julia is a penultimate-year Juris Doctor student at The University of Melbourne. Before studying law, she completed a Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing) and currently works as a dual Marketing/Legal Research Assistant. How did you get started in law and employment law specifically? Starting from the beginning, I left school […]

Reflecting on the changing landscape of employment law – Gatehouse Legal interview with Justitia Managing Partner Sarah Rey

Posted by Jun 21, 2018

Recently Sarah sat down with Gatehouse Legal General Manager, Louise Hvala, to discuss the key challenges faced in employment law and measures to consider in adapting to changing times. Below are some topics we believe will be of interest to clients and those looking to foster a positive and healthy workplace for their staff. Staying out […]