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Sara Wescott

Senior Associate
Workplace Relations & Safety
  • +61 2 8020 7843

Sara is a senior associate in our workplace relations and safety team. She advises clients on a full range of employment related matters, including workplace investigations, agreement and award interpretation and unfair dismissal claims. She also works with our Corporate team on due diligence projects, advising on employment related issues.

Experience

Sara performs the full range of work across the group's practice, both non-litigious and advisory. Sarah’s expertise is in contract and policy drafting, review and enforcement; bullying and harassment law; state and federal discrimination law; and workplace agreement and award interpretation.

Sara is respected by her clients for her sensitive and effective approach to workplace investigations involving bullying, sexual harassment or other workplace misconduct.

She has experience in Fair Work Commission conciliations, the Federal Court, and the Chief Industrial Magistrate Court. She has negotiated positive outcomes in discrimination and equal opportunity matters, unfair dismissal claims, general protections, and contract claims for public and private clients.

Career Highlights

Sara's experience includes acting for:

  • a NSW government agency in an industrial dispute involving a multi-million dollar claim for unpaid allowances
  • a NSW government agency on industrial matters for a major infrastructure project
  • a finance sector client on a range of employment issues, including best practice for the management of parental leave, employee performance and redundancies.

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