Courtney has extensive experience advising a range of government, infrastructure and transport sector clients, particularly in relation to litigious and non-litigious employment matters. She has acted for clients in the Federal and State courts, the Fair Work Commission and the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal. Courtney takes a keen interest in her clients’ goals, and seeks to provide practical advice with a view to achieving sensible commercial or strategic outcomes.
Department of Treasury and Finance
Overseeing multiple complex proceedings brought by an individual against a government agency, including a Supreme Court appeal and large-scale Fair Work Commission classification claim. Our client was successful in defending all claims.
Courtney’s work with TAFE institutes includes strategic and legal advice in relation to large-scale restructures and the termination obligations of senior employees, running investigations into allegations of theft and fraud, and working with clients to implement best practice policies, and contractual and scholarship arrangements.
Managing a team of lawyers to undertake a strategic review of over 30 enterprise agreements, including assessing potential areas of non-compliance and advising on changes required to ensure National and State Building Code adherence.
Department of Premier and Cabinet
Managing and advising on an investigation of employee misconduct, and outcomes, in accordance with the Victorian Public Sector enterprise agreement.
Fair Work Building and Construction prosecution
Overseeing a successful prosecution by the FWBC of the CFMEU and a defendant employer in a general protections matter
Crunch(ie) time for leave entitlements: Win for Cadbury shift workers could impact leave entitlements for many Australian workplaces
Employees are entitled to 10 days of personal/carer’s leave per year, regardless of the pattern of hours worked
Not enough to say no: What the changes in modern awards will mean for discussing and refusing flexible work requests
Decision expands on employer’s obligations when considering employee's request for ‘family friendly’ working arrangement