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Victoria Fijalski

Senior Associate - Melbourne

Areas of Expertise

Workplace Relations & Safety

Expertise

Victoria is a Senior Associate in our Workplace Relations and Safety team. Victoria is an experienced lawyer in all aspects of employment, industrial relations, and work health and safety law. Victoria provides strategic, commercial advice to a range of businesses, government agencies, not for profit organisations and individuals across a range of areas.

Experience

Victoria’s experience includes:

  • providing strategic, commercial advice in relation to terms and conditions of employment and engagement
  • advising on all stages of enterprise agreement making, including provision of strategic industrial relations and enterprise bargaining advice across a range of industries and reviewing enterprise agreements for compliance with the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth)
  • advising and acting in numerous unfair dismissal and general protections claims, including in the Fair Work Commission and Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia
  • restraint enforcement proceedings in the Supreme Court of Victoria
  • defending a breach of contract claim in the County Court of Victoria
  • managing and conducting workplace investigations and providing advice on appropriate disciplinary action
  • management of ill and injured employees
  • development and implementation of workplace policies and procedures
  • reviewing modern award coverage, performing classification assessments and providing strategic advice in relation to compliance and underpayments
  • delivering training to managers and employees across a range of workplaces on topics such as equal opportunity, bullying, harassment and discrimination and managing termination of employment.

Upcoming Seminars