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Chloe Mitchell

Senior Associate
Fax +61.8.9216.0901

Ms. Mitchell has over 5 years' experience in employment and safety law and has practiced in both Perth and Melbourne.

She has assisted mid to large organisations in relation to their employees and contractors across a variety of industries. Ms. Mitchell provides legal and strategic advice in relation to:

  • employment contracts, contractor agreements and other commercial agreements, policies and procedures that apply in the workplace
  • employee terms, conditions and entitlements arising under various legislation and industrial instruments
  • executive engagement and remuneration
  • performance management, disciplinary processes and employee misconduct issues 
  • termination advice including in relation to redundancy and post termination restraints
  • discrimination, harassment and workplace bullying
  • managing long term ill and injured employees in the workplace
  • work health and safety compliance and incident response.

Ms. Mitchell also has experience in conducting workplace investigations and delivering workplace training on a range of issues.

She has extensive experience in both employment and work health and safety litigation.

  • Defending various unfair dismissal and general protections disputes from conciliation stage through to arbitrated hearings (including on jurisdictional issues).
  • Work on the successful appeal to a Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia that confirmed the legal test that is applied in determining whether a worker is an employee or independent contractor.
  • The successful defence of an application under the anti-bullying jurisdiction of the Fair Work Commission against a major bank.
  • Enterprise agreement approval hearings.
  • Contentious industrial relations disputes and applications.
  • Work, health and safety prosecutions and pleas. 
  • Preparing and developing a training package for registered mine managers based on their obligations under the Mines Safety and Inspection legislation in Western Australia.