Areas of Practice
Taboka experience includes advising on contracts, entitlements, discrimination, performance management, discipline and misconduct, transfer of business, redundancy and termination. One of Taboka’s interests is scoping and carrying out workplace reviews that assess an organisation’s compliance with workplace laws particularly in relation to the prevention of bullying and poor workplace practices. As an experienced litigator, she is also sought out for her expertise in defending complex litigation involving industrial, discrimination, termination and other claims before the Fair Work Commission, the Victorian Supreme and Federal Court.
Taboka enjoys delivering targeted, stimulating and industry specific workplace training.
Experience and expertise
Recent examples of work undertaken by Taboka include:
- Advising and representing organisations in relation to employment disputes, including unfair dismissals, general protections and anti-bullying claims.
- Assisting a manufacturer with transfer of business obligations including transferring industrial instruments, entitlements, outsourcing work and interactions with associated entities.
- Defending claims of racial discrimination in the Federal Court.
- Advising organisations in relation to processes, entitlements and suitable alternative duties for redundant roles.
Professional and community engagement
Taboka is a member of Victorian Women Lawyers and the Law Institute of Victoria. She has volunteered at WestJustice assisting newly arrived and refugee workers with employment law issues. Taboka also served for a number of years as the Secretary of the Victorian branch of the International Commission of Jurists which promotes the observance of its core principles of human rights, fairness and judicial independence through the Rule of Law.