Meaghan advises on employment law, with a particular focus on workplace relations and corporate restructures for business. Meaghan has significant experience in discrimination and general protections claims, redundancies and other employee terminations, modern award interpretation, post-employment restraints, enterprise agreements, advocacy in the Fair Work Commission, executive engagements and terminations and unfair dismissals.
Advising a client that was closing its manufacturing operations in Australia. This involved advising on a strategic plan for the restructure, consultation with unions and employees, and preparing documentation to be provided to employees.
Casual employment claims
Defending claims that employees who had been treated as casual employees were permanent employees. This included resolving an underpayment claim in the Federal Court and advising the client on changing their employment practices.
Initiating enforcement proceedings for breach by a former employee of their post-employment restrictions. Once proceedings were initiated, negotiating a resolution that prevented the employee from commencing work with the competitor and required the employee to amend their LinkedIn profile
Advising a publicly listed entity on identifying and managing the legal risks associated with terminating a senior executive. This included advising about the implications for share and option plans, preparing termination documents and leading the board and human resources professionals through the termination process.
Maddocks appoints new Employment, Safety & People partner
Maddocks has continued to grow its partnership with the appointment of Meaghan Bare.
Changes to Sexual Harassment legislation with the passage of the Respect@Work Bill
The Sex Discrimination and Fair Work (Respect at Work) Amendment Bill 2021 has passed both Houses of Parliament
When outsourcing a problem creates a bigger one: The Qantas decision
Transport Workers’ Union has successfully argued that Qantas engaged in adverse action for prohibited reasons.