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Kirinya Khamsone

LLB, BA

Senior Associate - Brisbane

Areas of Expertise

Workplace Relations & Safety

Expertise

Kirinya Khamsone is a Senior Associate in the Dispute Resolution & Litigation practice group. 

Kirinya’s areas of expertise include employment, anti-discrimination, sexual harassment, workplace disputes, general litigation and electoral law. She has acted for a wide range of clients and has advocacy experience in a range of courts, commissions and tribunals. In particular, Kirinya has expertise in the following:

  • advising on agreements and awards and drafting employment contracts
  • advising and representing clients in a wide range of industries in relation to workplace investigations, performance management, disciplinary matters and termination of employment 
  • conducting unfair dismissal and general protection claims 
  • representing clients in relation to anti-discrimination and sexual harassment complaints. 

Experience

Kirinya’s experience includes:

  • successfully negotiating a number of termination agreements in relation to senior employees and executives
  • acting for employers and employees in relation to sexual harassment and discrimination complaints to the Queensland Anti-Discrimination Commission and Australian Human Rights Commission 
  • appearing for a client in a QCAT hearing in relation to disability discrimination
  • undertaking an audit of wages and conditions against the Mining Industry Award for a mining contracting company and advising in relation to Individual Flexibility Agreements
  • drafting amendments to union rules for a State registered union following the amendment of legislation governing Queensland state registration 
  • acting for a Queensland political party in relation to the conduct and result of State and Federal elections .

Publications

23 June 2020 - Knowledge

Queensland’s first industrial manslaughter conviction results in a $3 million fine

#Workplace Relations & Safety

The first company to be convicted of industrial manslaughter in Queensland has been sentenced in the District Court and fined $3 million. We review the case and outline key lessons for employers.