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Joelle Grover

Joelle is an experienced employment lawyer, with particular knowledge of discrimination law, conducting and advising on workplace investigations, particularly in relation to bullying, discrimination and harassment issues. She advises clients on complex discrimination proceedings in the Federal Court. Joelle also has significant experience in administrative law and has conducted several professional conduct investigations for referral to tribunal hearings in relation to health practitioners.

Joelle has practised in Australia and the Pacific region, and was previously responsible for the management and delivery of the national legal aid program in two small island states. Her case work involved civil litigation, human rights proceedings and appellate work. Joelle also conducted judicial review proceedings on administrative decisions of public entities, and acted as an advocate in superior courts and in tribunals administering customary law.

In her employment practice, Joelle assists employers to achieve and maintain workplace harmony by advising on all aspects of the employment relationship, from engagement through to termination. Joelle assists employers to navigate their complex obligations in this field, including managing ill or injured employees, including WorkCover claims; compliance with relevant employment standards, including awards/industrial agreements; engagement/management of contractors, secondees and other workplace participants; and management initiatives toward minimisation of risk in the workplace, including policy reviews.

Areas of expertise include: