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October 14, 2021 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM AEDT

Virtual event |

Gilbert + Tobin

Members: $0
Non-members: Member Only Event
Substantive Law

Overview (Program Summary)

In this session, Gilbert + Tobin’s employment law specialists will provide a practical overview of the whistleblower laws and explore their implementation.

In particular, they will cover:

•    key lessons learnt including how to strike a balance between a compliant and practical policy;
•    the most common pitfalls and how to avoid them; and
•    how to prevent against an inadvertent breach of the laws during and following an investigation.

They will also analyse the application of the whistleblower laws by the courts to date.


Banks Dianne

Dianne Banks, Partner

Dianne heads the employment team, advising on all aspects of the employment relationship from commencement to termination. In particular, Dianne specialises in strategically complex and business-critical disputes and investigations. Her expertise includes post-employment restraints, performance management and termination of staff, investigations into discrimination, sexual harassment and critical WHS incidents, as well as regulatory investigations. She is an experienced employment litigation lawyer, acting in all courts and tribunals in which employment-related disputes are litigated, including Fair Work Australia, the NSW Supreme Court, the Federal Circuit Court and the Federal Court of Australia. Dianne’s clients include government authorities, public and private companies and senior executives. Her work cuts across many industries, including private equity, telecommunications, technology, energy and entertainment.

Kaushalya Mataraaratchi

Kaushalya Mataraaratchi, Special Counsel 

Kaushalya is a special counsel in the employment team. Kaushalya’s practice focuses on acting for employers in complex, high-value employment disputes in the Federal and Supreme Courts. She has a proven track record, successfully enforcing post-employment obligations, pursuing employees for breaches of their employment contract and defending claims brought by employees following their termination. Kaushalya has expertise in the new whistle-blower laws and delivers training, advice on compliance issues, oversees whistle-blower investigations and represents clients in Federal Court proceedings, defending allegations seeking relief for breaches of these laws.



*Competitor Exclusion – ACC Australia Partner’s may request that representative/s of a competitor organisation/s registered for the event be excluded, and ACC Australia reserves the right to make the final decision as to whether a registration is rejected. As a guide, a competitor organisation could be defined as a rival organisation of similar size to the host  Corporate Partner, with an established practice, product or service in the area being showcased by the Corporate Partner’s at the event. Please provide a brief statement as to why you have deemed an organisation to be a competitor, in support of any request to ACC Australia to reject a registration.

*Please note this is a members only event. 


Credits: 1 CPD Point
Category: Substantive law and procedural law

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