Amber has over 20 years’ experience as a workplace relations lawyer.
Amber specialises in workplace advisory and litigious matters. She strategically advises clients in the public and private sector in relation to discrimination, bullying claims and termination disputes.
She is praised by clients for her down to earth, straight talking and solutions-oriented approach. Amber provides technically accurate legal advice, but at the same time is commercially and industrially pragmatic.
Amber is also an accomplished and sought after speaker at industry seminars, and enjoys delivering workplace training.
Defeating an unfair dismissal application filed by a 77 year old employee with 34 years’ unblemished service who was terminated in relation to two safety incidents; securing a costs order under section 400A of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) on the ground of an unreasonable act in connection with the continuation of the matter; and resisting an appeal to the Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission.
Secured one of the first costs orders made by the Fair Work Commission in connection with the successful dismissal of an application for a Stop-Bullying Order.
Successfully defended an unfair dismissal application concerning out of hours conduct filed by an employee who alleged he “accidentally” sent an unwelcome photo to a work colleague via snapchat.
Sureway Employment and Training Pty Ltd
Appeared as advocate in successfully opposing an extension of time application under the Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986 (Cth) resulting in dismissal of the proceedings.
Successfully appealing to the Full Bench of the Industrial Court of NSW against a decision of the Transport Appeal Boards to reinstate a dismissed former employee.
NSW Bar Association
Successfully defending a long running and complex disability discrimination claim against a qualifying authority under the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW).