Expertise Workplace Relations and Safety

Workplace Relations and Safety

Hicksons has extensive experience acting for employers across a wide spectrum of employment law, WHS and human resources strategy issues.

Our experience with common law courts and Federal and State industrial tribunals gives us the insight to properly and efficiently help employers prior to, during mediation and at the adversarial stage.

We understand:

  • modern HR and workplace challenges under the Fair Work Act 2009 and have developed sound legal strategies which provide a clear path forward for our clients,
  • the interaction between insurance and industrial relations issues and how to manage them, to minimise risk and cost to your organisation,
  • the pressures on small and medium sized businesses and how they can best comply with their obligations under the Fair Work Act, modern awards and the NES,
  • how best to prepare for and defend claims by employees alleging unfair dismissal, adverse action, harassment, bullying, discrimination and the like,
  • the effects of the changes under the new harmonisated work health and safety laws,
  • the steps employers and officers need to take to comply with their obligations under the WHS laws, and
  • the policies, procedures, contracts and processes employers need to have in place to protect themselves against claims and expensive litigation.


Bullying & Harassment Prevention Package

Hicksons’ bullying and harassment prevention package has been designed to provide clients with all the tools and training their organisation should need to help prevent bullying and harassment – including cyber bullying - from occurring in their workplace and/or assist to prevent claims being made. For further information about the package, please click here.


Practice Manager

Sarah Jones

t +61 2 9293 5420
f +61 2 9264 4790


Workplace Relations and Safety