Queensland Law Society, 179 Ann Street,
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Belinda Winter, Cooper Grace Ward Lawyers
As an employer, managing ill and injured employees can be highly complex and challenging. It often involves a range of competing operational, legal and medical considerations. Managing and understanding these considerations and ensuring you have robust processes in place to mitigate your risk of a potential legal claim or breach of legislation is a must.
During the session we will cover:
• the options for managing ill and injured employees during employment
• managing mental health issues or psychological injury
• how to manage ill and injured employees in a remote setting
• obtaining and using information about an employee's medical condition
• when to make a decision about terminating employment
• legal risks and how to minimise them.
Partner at Cooper Grace Ward Lawyers
Belinda is experienced in conducting complex workplace investigations in response to safety related incidents, as well as providing advice to clients about safety compliance matters.With degrees in both law and business (majoring in HR), Belinda bridges the gap between HR professionals and the legal requirements imposed on them, to help mitigate potential pitfalls faced in Australian businesses. Belinda specialises and provides strategic advice, support and representation to employers in employment, industrial relations, discrimination and safety law.
Belinda is a qualified Mental Health First Aid Instructor, accredited through Mental Health First Aid Australia. Given her unique combination of expertise, Belinda is frequently invited to speak at industry conferences on the correlation between mental health and all facets of employment law including OH&S obligations, performance management and managing employees with mental health illnesses.
Belinda is also a qualified mediator, providing assistance to employers where mediation is the best course of action.
She is a sought-after speaker at conferences and a regular contributor to legal and HR publications. She facilitates bi-monthly training sessions on employment law topics, as well as client-specific workplace training, on a range of topics ranging from workplace behaviours to accessorial liability and industrial manslaughter.
Recognised as a leading expert by clients, peers and the wider market, Belinda has been listed in Best Lawyers Australia for Labour and Employment every year since 2013.