Laura has extensive experience in conducting workplace investigations and reviews for government, corporate and not-for-profit clients across the health, education, local government, not for profit, manufacturing and retail sectors, and advising them on complaint-handling procedures.
As a general employment and discrimination lawyer, Laura regularly advises clients on how to ensure their people management processes are not just compliant with relevant laws but are aligned to support exceptional workplace cultures. Laura is in demand as a workplace trainer and typically trains on topics including the prevention of sexual harassment in the workplace, unconscious bias and best practice investigations and complaint-handling procedures.
Recent examples of work undertaken by Laura include the following:
- Conducting a complex organisation-wide investigation involving sensitive allegations and multiple complainants and respondents.
- Conducting an arbitration hearing regarding a code of conduct complaint and preparing written findings and recommendations as to sanctions.
- Presenting training to an entire workforce on equal employment opportunity, OHS and bullying.
- Presenting unconscious bias training for senior managers at a professional services firm and at an education services provider.
Laura has co-lectured a post-graduate course on workplace investigations at The University of Melbourne as a Senior Fellow of the Melbourne Law School. She is a regular speaker at industry conferences and in-house client professional development programs on topics such as best practice investigations, flexible working programs, social media at work and unconscious bias in the workplace. She has published numerous articles on these and other topics in industry journals and the mainstream media.
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Master of Laws, The University of Melbourne, 2019
Bachelor of Laws (Hons), The University of Melbourne, 2006
Bachelor of Arts, The University of Melbourne, 2006
Australasian Association of Workplace Investigators (AAWI)
Equal Employment Opportunity Network
Law Institute of Victoria
Victorian Women Lawyers