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Chloe Mitchell

Senior Associate
Fax +61.8.9216.0901

Ms. Mitchell is an experienced employment, industrial relations and safety lawyer.

She provides legal and strategic advice to mid to large organisations in relation to their employees and contractors across a variety of industries, including in relation to:

  • employment contracts, contractor agreements and other commercial agreements, policies and procedures that apply in the workplace
  • collective employee terms, conditions and entitlements arising under various legislation and industrial instruments
  • executive engagement and remuneration
  • performance management, disciplinary processes, employee misconduct and termination
  • workplace restructuring and transfer of business
  • discrimination, harassment and workplace bullying
  • managing long term ill and injured employees in the workplace
  • work health and safety compliance and incident response.

Ms. Mitchell also has experience advising on employment matters in corporate M&A transactions and conducting workplace investigations.

She has extensive experience in both employment and work health and safety litigation.

Speaking Engagements

Ms. Mitchell presents and provides training on a range of issues including equal opportunity compliance, managing ill and injured employees, industrial relations strategy and work health and safety compliance (including in relation to the Mines Safety and Inspection legislation in Western Australia) as well as providing employment law updates.
  • Defending various unfair dismissal and general protections disputes from conciliation stage through to arbitrated hearings (including on jurisdictional issues).
  • Work on the successful appeal to a Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia that confirmed the legal test that is applied in determining whether a worker is an employee or independent contractor.
  • The successful defence of an application under the anti-bullying jurisdiction of the Fair Work Commission against a major bank.
  • Contested enterprise agreement approval hearings and appeals.
  • Contentious industrial relations disputes and applications.
  • Right of entry prosecutions.
  • Work, health and safety prosecutions and pleas.