Erin Kidd is a director in the Labour & Employment Practice Group. She has over a decade’s experience advising on all facets of the employment relationship. Having university qualifications in law, human resources management and industrial relations, Erin understands the complexities of people management and provides her clients with practical and easy-to-understand advice.
Erin works with the senior management, in-house counsel and human resources personnel of her clients to assist on all aspects of the employment life cycle. This includes advice on recruitment procedures and employment contracts when an employee is first hired, to assistance with termination of employment and employment-related litigation. Erin also conducts workplace investigations in respect of allegations of discrimination, harassment and misconduct, and conducts workplace training.
Erin assists her clients to navigate contractual and regulatory issues, including entitlements of employees, employee disciplinary issues, employee complaints and grievances, restraints of trade, workplace restructuring, redundancy, managing ill and injured workers, modern slavery and whistleblowing. She also advises on the employment aspects of corporate transactions, including business sales and acquisitions.
Erin acts for employers before various state and federal courts and industrial relations tribunals, but where appropriate seeks to negotiate settlement outcomes in contentious employment matters, both before and after litigation has commenced.
Erin works with both private sector and government clients, and she has experience acting for employers across a range of industries, including retail, manufacturing, engineering services, mining and resources, recruitment, earthmoving and industrial equipment, professional services, media and entertainment, education, property development, construction and infrastructure, advertising and private equity.