Nicola Martin is an employment lawyer based in Sydney.
Nicola’s principal areas of expertise cover all aspects of employment and HR advice, from representing clients in the Supreme and Federal Courts, State Industrial Relations Commission and Fair Work Australia, to rolling out training programmes and drafting policies, Workplace Agreements, contracts, and restraints and advising on the employment aspects of mergers, acquisitions and restructuring.
Nicola advises on senior executive recruitment and terminations, and has a particular interest in global mobility issues. She also provides advice on a daily basis to HR Managers on a wide range of day to day issues covering absenteeism, performance management, and disciplinary and grievance matters. Nicola also conducts workplace investigations on behalf of clients.
Secondments to a major financial organisation and transport corporation have allowed Nicola to get a real insight into her client’s businesses and their priorities for employee relations strategy and support. She acted as a relationship manager for the Royal Bank of Scotland, facing off to two divisions, Corporate Banking and Financial Markets based in Edinburgh and London, and Group HR. Her areas of expertise are: anti-discrimination and harassment, including conducting training sessions and seminars; and employment litigation, especially unfair dismissal and discrimination claims.
The release of the Exposure Draft of the Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Bill 2012 last year caused some controversy..
February 25, 2013
Today the High Court of Australia handed down its decision in the landmark case of Board of Bendigo Regional Institute of Technical and Further Education v. Barclay and Anor  HCA 32. .
September 07, 2012