Christy Miller specialises in industrial relations, employment, discrimination and work health and safety law, and is highly regarded for her ability to provide plain-speaking legal and strategic advice to a wide portfolio of public and private sector clients.
Christy has an in-depth knowledge of the Federal and Queensland Industrial relations schemes and aims to provide strategic advice to clients taking into consideration their particular needs and balancing business and regulatory imperatives.
Christy acts for a broad client base spanning the transport, construction, retail and health/care industries (those industries often dominated by complex Award structures). Christy's experience extends to representing local Councils and state and Federal Government departments and agencies. Christy provides expert guidance and support to assist agencies and statutory bodies navigate issues, against a background of complex and overlapping employment and public sector legislation including public interest disclosures, Crime & Corruption Commission obligations and specific enabling (legislation) that impacts the management of employment matters.
Christy uses her knowledge and experience across industry boundaries to develop and apply innovative solutions that address the needs of business and Government. Christy’s expertise, adaptability, timeliness, attention to detail and solution-oriented approach are key aspects of the services she is able to offer her clients.
Christy shares her knowledge with clients in valuable workshops offered through Clayton Utz Training Program.
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Workplace Relations, Employment and Safety
- Local and State government bodies: Drafting and advising on complex transmission of business issues in the post-Work Choices environment for local and State government bodies.
- Australian Industrial Relations Commission and Queensland Industrial Relations Commission: Acting for employers from both the public and private sectors in unfair dismissal/reinstatement applications in the Australian Industrial Relations Commission and Queensland Industrial Relations Commission.
- Public and private sector clients: Representing a range of public and private sector clients before the Queensland Anti-Discrimination Tribunal or the Australian Human Rights Commission in defending allegations of discrimination on the grounds of sex, age, political belief, parental status, marital status and sexual harassment and victimisation.
- Disciplinary procedures: Providing advice and assistance to clients concerning the implementation of disciplinary procedures pursuant to the Public Service Act 1996 (Qld).
- Reasonable management action: Acting for clients in Q-Comp (the Workers' Compensation Regulatory Authority) appeals before the Brisbane Industrial Magistrates Court concerning reasonable management action resulting in alleged stress- and psychiatric-related conditions.
- Employment agreements: Drafting and advising on detailed employment agreements with particular emphasis on confidentiality, intellectual property and restraint of trade provisions.
- Scripture Union - QHRC Submission: Drafting and lodging submissions with the Queensland Human Rights Commission seeking amendments to the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 (Qld) to preserve religious freedoms and ensure protections for religious organisations are entrenched in Queensland's discrimination laws.
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