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Rose Dimitrious

LLB (Hons), BBus (HRM) (Hons)

Senior Associate - Brisbane

Areas of Expertise

Workplace Relations & Safety


Rose specialises in employment and industrial relations issues.

Rose’s practice covers workplace disputes, contract disputes, employee misconduct, workplace investigations, defamation matters, anti-discrimination, professional misconduct defence, workers’ compensation and managing discipline and dismissal.  Rose has an extensive contract law background, and advises on employment contract and policy strategy.  She has experience in complex front-end matters, drafting employment agreements, contractor agreements and policies.

Rose is experienced in advising a range of clients, including international entities, large organisations, small businesses, employees and unions.


Rose's recent experience includes: 

Contract and compliance

  • advising on employment contracts, consultancy agreements and human resource policies
  • compliance, interpretation and enforcement of awards and industrial instruments.

Managing the employment relationship

  • regularly advising employers on employee misconduct matters, including preparing show cause and meeting documentation. 


  • defending unfair dismissal and adverse action applications
  • appealing workers’ compensation matters to the Queensland Industrial Relation Commission and the Industrial Court of Queensland.

Anti-discrimination claims

  • responding to employment discrimination claims, predominantly in the areas of impairment, marital status and family responsibilities in the Anti-Discrimination Commission Queensland.

Workplace investigations

  • advising on workplace disciplinary investigations
  • assisting employers and employees with addressing bullying allegations in employment
  • responding to sexual harassment complaints
  • advising on natural justice procedure for workplace investigations, including appropriate notice and outcomes in investigation processes.


15 March 2022 - Knowledge

FWC finds an employer’s decision to dismiss an employee for excessive phone usage a good call

#Workplace Relations & Safety

Employers may be comfortable with their employees sending the odd personal text message during work hours, but how many texts are too many? The Fair Work Commission says over 1,000 texts is excessive.

07 July 2020 - Knowledge

Slippery business: A slip during a work trip not compensable, says Federal Court

#Workplace Relations & Safety

A ruling from the Federal Court confirms an employee’s night out socialising during a work trip broke the connection with her employment, rendering her ineligible for workers’ compensation for an injury at 2:30am.

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