Melissa advises employers on the full gamut of employment law matters. She has a particular interest in assisting clients to take a proactive approach to building workplaces where people can thrive, rather than just mitigating risks when problems arise. Having spent time working in-house in Australia and overseas, Melissa has insight into how to work with employers to add value and find solutions, rather than simply providing legal advice.
Melissa has experience working with large private sector clients across various industries including education, local and state government, statutory authorities, healthcare, professional services and labour hire. She has been involved in large projects and matters including business restructures and complex workplace investigations and reviews. She has also advised employers on a range of employment-related matters, including post-employment restraints, misconduct and performance management, termination of employment (including negotiated settlements), discrimination and FWC proceedings. She has a keen interest in alternative dispute resolution, is a trained mediator and regularly conducts workplace training.