Elizabeth Radley

Partner LLB, BA, DipLegPrac

office Newcastle
phone +61 2 4911 5490
email eradley@moray.com.au

Elizabeth has specialised in employment law and industrial relations for over 10 years.

In this time, she has worked for a broad range of clients, including employers in industries such as health, manufacturing, transport, retail, finance and essential services.

Elizabeth regularly assists employer clients in managing workplace performance, disciplinary procedures and termination of employment and conducts workplace investigations in response to employee complaints and grievances. She also advises and represents employers in unfair and general protection claims and other employment-related litigation.

Elizabeth has particular expertise and experience in equal opportunity and discrimination matters including assisting employers in developing risk management strategies, such as preparing and implementing workplace policies and procedures as well as conducting workplace training.

Recent experience

  • Assisting a large state-based superannuation fund in strategic enterprise bargaining – including planning, drafting, negotiating and implementing workplace agreements
  • Assisting a manufacturing employer in developing industrial strategies for its workplaces and responding to industrial action
  • Conducting workplace investigations – including in response to employee complaints and grievances for several independent schools and public health services
  • Assisting numerous clients in employment-related aspects of the sale and purchase of businesses, large-scale redundancies and outsourcing situations as well as matters involving recruitment and promotion
  • Developing and assisting in the implementation of risk management strategies for an international manufacturing employer including conducting workplace training and providing Train-the-Trainer courses in equal opportunity for the organisation’s human resources team.

Published Articles

Unfair dismissal claim made one day late rejected by the Fair Work Commission

Workplace Directions

The Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission has recently confirmed a decision of Deputy President Gostencnik to reject an application…

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Substantial increase in damages for sexual harassment

Workplace Directions

In a landmark decision which indicates that Australian courts are now likely to take a significantly different approach to awarding damages…

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Dismissal upheld for breach of zero tolerance drug and alcohol policy

Workplace Directions

Toms v Harbour City Ferries Pty Limited [2015] FCAFC 35 The Full Federal Court (Full Court) has recently upheld the dismissal…

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Professional Membership

  • Australian Human Resources Institute
  • Hunter Business Women's Network
  • Industrial Relations Society of NSW
  • Law Society of NSW