Nikolas is a Senior Associate in our Employment and Industrial Relations group.
Nikolas represents employees and union members in complex employment disputes involving the termination of employment, discrimination claims, contract claims and general protections claims. Nikolas has also has had the benefit of a year-long secondment to the United Workers’ Union (formerly the National Union of Workers), during which time he worked closely with officials in determining and participating in industrial and bargaining strategies, including conducting associated litigation.
Prior to working for Holding Redlich, Nikolas worked as a research assistant for a barrister involved in prominent industrial and employment litigation.
Nikolas’ recent experience includes:
Nikolas has also been involved in many other proceedings in the Federal and Federal Circuit Courts, the Supreme Court of Victoria, the Fair Work Commission, Victorian Magistrates’ Court and VCAT. He is aware that, in most cases, if a good outcome can be obtained without litigation, it is preferable to settle a proceeding without incurring unnecessary expense.