About Ross

A leading employment lawyer, Ross has extensive experience advising government, statutory authorities and public and private sector organisations in employment and industrial relations matters. Ross has advised on a broad range of employment issues, including human resource management, terminations and anti-discrimination claims, work health and safety, and negotiation and drafting of enterprise agreements and executive contracts.

He also has extensive experience advising on industrial matters including consultation obligations, redeployment, redundancy and related issues in this complex area. His long history as an advocate before the courts and federal and state employment and anti-discrimination Commissions and Tribunals has led him to be recognised as a leading employment lawyer in the major directories for many years.


Experience

  • Victoria Police

    Advising on a broad range of employment and industrial matters including enterprise bargaining strategy and advice and representation in matters of discrimination, harassment and bullying and adverse action, assistance with interpretation and application of the Fair Work Act 2009, representation in the workplace regarding labour problems and provision of advice regarding appropriate legislation/s and policies.

  • Department of Education and training

    Representing DET for over 20 years in various disciplinary matters, including appearing as advocate in a ground-breaking case involving the bringing of misconduct charges against a teacher accused of ‘grooming’ female students and in major test cases involving the state government's Program for Students with Disabilities before VCAT and the Federal and Supreme Courts.

  • Employment advice

    Advising on executive employment, executive terminations, contracts and contractual disputes and litigation.

  • General protections issues

    Advising clients on managing workplace issues to avoid claims and, where necessary, defending claims in the Commission and the courts.

  • Human resources issues

    Investigating and resolving instances of employee misconduct through disciplinary action, unfair dismissals, performance management and conflict resolution.

  • Disciplinary investigations and hearings

    Representing public sector bodies for over 20 years in disciplinary matters, including as advocate.

  • "He has an excellent track record and wonderful relationship-building skills."

    Chambers Asia Pacific

  • "He's a very meticulous, very fair, very straight practitioner to deal with."

    Chambers Asia Pacific

  • "Highly professional, extremely thorough and knowledgeable, customer-focused and responsive."

    Chambers Asia Pacific

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