Brooke specialises in workplace and industrial law across the public and private sector. She has experience acting for a variety of clients in across multiple industries including government, resources, aged care, disability services and not-for-profit.
Brooke has worked closely with state government departments, hospital and health services, and local governments in many diverse front-end and litigated matters. Brooke has a particular interest in workplace investigations, disciplinary matters and the management of ill and injured workers..
Brooke maintains a full service employment and industrial relations practice. In addition to providing advice in relation to employment contracts, workplace policies and industrial instruments, she regularly appears in the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission and the Fair Work Commission. Brooke also appears in the Queensland Human Rights Commission and the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal.
Brooke also has completed a secondment to the Department of Transport and Main Roads in a Principal Industrial Relations Advisor role where she advised various stakeholders and business units about the interpretation of various industrial instruments and the application of employee entitlements.
West Moreton Hospital and Health Service
Successfully represented West Moreton Hospital and Health Service in a general protections claim brought by the Queensland Nurses and Midwives’ Union. The decision provided greater clarity about the definition of ‘adverse action’ under the Industrial Relations Act 2016.
Social and community housing provider
Successfully acted for a social and community housing provider in an anti-discrimination claim. The matter was dismissed following submissions relating to the Complainant’s failure to properly prosecute the claim.
Local Government Employment Advice
Provides advice to local governments from complex workplace investigations, advising on various industrial instruments and drafting executive employment contracts.
State Government Disciplinary Matters
Provided advice and assistance to multiple state government agencies in disciplinary matters including advising about investigation reports to drafting show cause and decision letters.