Special Counsel LLB, BA, MEmpLabRelLaw, Accredited Specialist in Workplace Relations
phone +61 3 8399 6192
Sheridan is an accomplished senior lawyer with significant experience across the spectrum of employment and workplace relations law. This includes advising a large group of employer clients on workplace issues such as employment, occupational health and safety, legal compliance and workers’ compensation.
An integral part of Sheridan’s practice is advising employers and insurers on their rights and obligations under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) and the Fair Work regulatory framework. She has in-depth knowledge of all associated employment issues, including termination of employment and redundancy, discrimination, award coverage, drafting and bargaining for an enterprise agreement as well as preparing company policies and employment contracts. Her clients value her practical approach and ability to provide outcome-focused advice that meets commercial and strategic objectives.
Sheridan is also a skilled litigator and advocate and often appears in all of the relevant jurisdictions, including the Victorian Magistrates’, County and Supreme Courts, the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal, the Federal Circuit Court of Australia, the Federal Court of Australia and the Fair Work Commission.
Sheridan has successfully defended prosecutions under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (Vic). Her expertise in this area includes advising clients on compliance, WorkSafe Victoria investigations and health and safety obligations generally, plus the harmonised work health and safety legislation implemented in other Australian jurisdictions.
In addition, Sheridan has successfully lobbied workers’ compensation insurers to reject liability for workers’ compensation claims, and advises employers regarding return to work obligations as well as strategic management of workers’ compensation claims, resulting in the minimisation of impact on employer premiums.
Sheridan was accredited by the Law Institute of Victoria as a Workplace Relations Specialist in 2014.
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