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Rose Dimitrious

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

Special Counsel - Brisbane

Areas of Expertise

Workplace Relations & Safety


Rose is a Special Counsel in our Workplace Relations & Safety group specialising in employment and industrial relations. 

Rose’s practice covers all aspects of the employment relationship, including employee misconduct, managing underperforming employees, advising on Award coverage issues, advising on employment entitlements, drafting employment agreements and policies, drafting executive agreements, contract disputes, 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, policies and bespoke arrangements.

Rose is experienced in advising a range of clients, including large, medium and small enterprises, as well as Government.


Rose's recent experience includes: 

Contract and compliance

  • advising on employment contracts, consultancy agreements and policies
  • drafting employment agreements, executive agreements, independent contractor agreements and policies
  • advising on sham contracting risks
  • operating investigations and discipline within Government policy and directives.

Human resource advisory

  • advising on Award and industrial instrument coverage and interpretation
  • advising on employee misconduct matters, including preparing investigation material as well as show cause documentation
  • assisting employers with responding to allegations in employment
  • determining appropriate strategies to manage underperforming employees.


07 May 2024 - Knowledge

I spy: Can employers monitor their employee’s use of company property?

#Workplace Relations & Safety, #Data & Privacy

This Privacy Awareness Week, we take a look at a recent decision which considers an employer’s right to monitor an employee’s use of company property and an employer’s obligations under the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth).

02 April 2024 - Knowledge

Be direct: Resolution to remove a director from all offices did not terminate employment

#Workplace Relations & Safety

A timely reminder to employers dismissing an employee who also holds an office within the company, that a resolution to remove the employee from holding the office is ineffective in ending the employment relationship.

04 December 2023 - Knowledge

Get your fix by December 6: Fixed term employment contract reforms commences

#Workplace Relations & Safety

The fixed term employment contract reforms will limit the duration of fixed term employment contracts with several exceptions. We discuss the reforms and how employers can prepare.

01 August 2023 - Knowledge

Can my employee make an unfair dismissal application? A cautionary tale on income, awards and agreements

#Workplace Relations & Safety

The case Evans V TESG is a timely reminder for employers to consider five key questions when assessing whether a high income employee is eligible to make an unfair dismissal application.