Sophie Ware is an Associate at Harwood Andrews, with a practice focus on Employment and Industrial Relations Law.

Sophie’s academic qualification include a combined Bachelor of Law (Honours) and a Bachelor of Commerce (Distinction) with a major in accounting. Sophie was admitted to legal practice in the Supreme Court of Victoria.

Sophie’s key areas of practice include:

  • Interpretation and compliance with awards, legislation and agreements

  • Employee and contractor engagement and the distinction between employment and contractor relationships

  • Employment agreements and workplace policies and procedures

  • Contractor agreements

  • Employee misconduct, performance management and workplace investigations

  • Termination of employment and advocacy in dismissal claims, including unfair dismissal and general protection claims

  • Workplace bullying, equal opportunity, discrimination and harassment

  • Occupational health and safety

  • Restraint of trade, post-employment obligations and protection of confidential information and intellectual property

  • Business purchase, sale and restructure in the context of employment

  • Enterprise agreements

 

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