Andrew has more than 40 years’ experience in employment and industrial relations matters. He focuses on contractual, industrial, professional conduct, occupational discipline, equal opportunity issues and public sector employment.
Andrew’s principal clients are in the education sector, namely the Queensland Teachers’ Union and the Independent Education Union of Australia – Queensland/Northern Territory Branch. He also advises and represents both employers and employees in commercial, non-profit and government organisations, and regularly advises clients in the not-for-profit sector (especially unions and community sector bodies) on governance, employment and related matters.
Andrew’s key experience includes:
Preventing and resolving disputes, and representation of clients, in a range of State and Federal courts and industrial commission and tribunals, on matters including:
• public sector employment issues
• contractual claims
• interpretation of industrial instruments
• professional misconduct and dismissal issues
• discrimination and harassment complaints.
16 December 2020 - Knowledge
#Workplace Relations & Safety
A recent case demonstrates the need for employers to be thorough when investigating employee misconduct or else they could risk facing litigation expense and reputational damage.