Clare Raimondo

Clare specialises in all aspects of workplace relations and safety law. She has broad expertise in these areas, having practised as a registered industrial advocate before joining the legal profession.

Clare assists clients in a range of industries. Her practice has both an advisory and litigious focus.

Clare has been named as one of South Australia’s leading practitioners in workplace law by the Australian Legal Business Magazine and Doyle’s Guide to the Australian Legal Profession has regularly recommended her as a leading Employment & Industrial Relations Lawyer. Clare has also been named in Best Lawyers™ Australia as one of Australia’s best lawyers in the fields of Occupational Health & Safety Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution.

Experience

Clare’s recent experience includes:

  • Wine industry: Successfully defended unfair dismissal proceedings brought by a longstanding employee when he was dismissed after returning positive alcohol breath test results following the introduction of a workplace drug & alcohol policy on a trial basis;
  • Mining: Conducted a comprehensive audit and disciplinary investigation after it was alleged that a nurse employed at a remote worksite had dispensed restricted drugs without prescriptions from a registered medial practitioner;
  • Defence: Successfully obtained an Equal Opportunity Act exemption allowing a defence industry employer to take a person’s nationality into account when employing workers for sensitive national security projects;
  • Automotive: Represented an employer in re-negotiating its enterprise agreements against a background of multiple union representation, significant industry re-structuring and formal dispute notification proceedings before the Fair Work Commission;
  • Manufacturing: Undertook a Code of Conduct investigation after serious allegations of workplace bullying and inappropriate on-line conduct were made against a senior employee; and
  • Resources: Represented a large employer in a workplace health and safety prosecution following a fatality at its worksite, and associated claims for compensation by the worker’s family.

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