Sophie Redmond

EXECUTIVE COUNSEL & TEAM LEADER

Sophie holds Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts degrees from the University of New South Wales. She was admitted as a solicitor in 2003.

Prior to joining Harmers, Sophie worked as an in-house lawyer at the Australian Human Rights Commission and the Equality and Human Rights Commission (England, Scotland and Wales). Prior to that, she worked as a solicitor in the litigation group of a leading Australian law firm.

Sophie works on a broad range of matters for both corporate and individual clients. Her corporate work addresses issues such as executive remuneration and separation, workplace strategies for managing risk, compliance and matters of reputational significance to clients. Specific experience includes:

  • advising on termination related issues and in particular, post employment obligations such as restraints of trade;
  • advising on change management, including restructures, redundancies and redeployment;
  • acting for employees and employers in unfair dismissal, adverse action, discrimination and breach of contract claims in State and Federal jurisdictions;
  • advising on transfer of employment issues involved in asset sales and acquisitions;
  • providing day-to-day advice and management of employment issues;
  • providing advice on employment contracts and policies, including drafting employment contracts, policies and procedural handbooks;
  • advising on Modern Award and Enterprise Agreement interpretations;
  • conducting workplace investigations into alleged sexual harassment, bullying and victimisation;
  • acting for employers in work health and safety prosecutions and advising employees and employers generally of their obligations under the work health and safety legislative framework.

Sophie also provides in-house training for clients on matters such as performance management, inappropriate workplace behaviour, and work health and safety. She is also the co-lead author of the work health and safety modules for LexisNexis Australia‘s Practical Guidance series.

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