Edmund Burke is a workplace lawyer with extensive experience in employee misconduct investigations, professional misconduct defence, bullying claims, discrimination, workplace and sexual harassment, managing employee performance management, discipline and dismissal. Edmund also practises in workplace health and safety, having defended companies, individuals and local councils in proceedings against non-compliance with the Work Health and Safety Act and safety incidents resulting in injuries to employees.
Edmund has presented at national and international conferences on employment law and defamation law. He has an eclectic career background having worked as a journalist and writer for national publications in Ireland, the UK and Australia. Before joining private practice Edmund worked as the Director of Communications for Queensland Premier Anna Bligh with managerial responsibility for over one hundred communications professionals, providing advice directly to the Premier and Ministers on a daily basis.
Edmund’s key legal experience includes the following:
12 April 2021 - Knowledge
In this edition, we look at the developing consensus in Australia that sexual harassment is a work health and safety issue, and outline basic processes that state government workplaces can reinforce now to manage the risks and keep their employees safe.
11 November 2020 - Knowledge
#Workplace Relations & Safety, #COVID-19
The Fair Work Comission has ordered an employer to compensate an unfairly dismissed sales representative , after failing to appreciate the impact of COVID-19 arrangements on her employment.
12 November 2019 - Knowledge
Chemicals have long been used in primary production. But these chemicals can be dangerous and increased enforcement of Queensland's work health safety laws mean that the safe use, handling, and storage of chemicals in the workplace is more essential than ever.
29 October 2019 - Knowledge
#Workplace Relations & Safety
A recent decision of the Federal Court has reinforced the importance of judging a claim by its substance rather than form after a disabled shopper was given a chance to have his ‘scandalous’ claim redrafted.
11 June 2019 - Knowledge
#Workplace Relations & Safety
A Chinese employee’s future is ‘up in the air’ following a decision that could affect all workers for international companies.
16 Feb 21 to 07 Dec 21
Holding Redlich is pleased to invite you to our webinar series designed for port and terminal owners and operators. These webinars will provide insights on the current trends and issues that matter to you. Now more than ever ports are vital nodes in an increasingly complex web of trade routes that span the globe. COVID 19 is forcing most of us to reconsider how we do things, and ports are no exceptions. This series will look at how Australian ports might navigate the challenges and opportunities posed by 2020, and how 2021 might be their most interesting year ever.
20 Apr 21 to 23 Nov 21
Holding Redlich is pleased to invite you to our 2021 Queensland Government webinar series which we have tailored specifically for lawyers working within Queensland Government departments, statutory bodies and authorities and government-owned corporations in Queensland. These monthly seminars will offer you insights, updates and practical tips from our experts on topics which we consider to be particularly relevant for lawyers acting in the Queensland public sector this year.
20 Apr 21
In this seminar we will provide you with an overview of the legislative framework for royal commissions, corruption investigations and commissions of inquiry, insights and lessons learned from Howard Rapke, who led the firm’s team acting as Solicitors Assisting the Royal Commission into the Management of Police Informants (Lawyer X) in Victoria and practical tips.