Phone:+61 3 9225 8020
MOBILE:0414 333 341
Douglas Menzies Chambers
180 William Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Joseph came to the Bar in 2002. He appears primarily in the Fair Work Commission and the various Federal and State courts in matters involving all aspects of workplace law. Before coming to the Bar, Joseph practised as a solicitor in the areas of workplace relations and employment law for over 10 years at DLA Piper Australia (formerly Phillips Fox) and Andersen Legal (part of the Arthur Andersen network) in Melbourne and Sydney. His extensive experience as a solicitor means he has a keen appreciation of the requirements of solicitors and clients for accurate, timely and effective advice and representation. Joseph is also fluent in Italian.
Joseph's major areas of expertise involve advising and appearing in the following areas:
Termination of employment – unfair dismissal, unlawful termination and common law/contractual claims:
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Unlawful industrial action, including applications to the Courts and the Fair Work Commission for interlocutory orders and other relief:
Industrial and employment issues, including industrial disputes and dispute settlement proceedings:
Enforcement of restrictive covenants and restraint of trade provisions against former employees, including defending such applications:
Prosecutions by individuals and regulatory agencies involving breaches of legislative and industrial instrument obligations:
Equal opportunity, discrimination and sexual harassment complaints in Federal and State tribunals and Courts:
To get in touch with Joseph D'Abaco | or for more information please contact the Clerk on: +61 3 9225 7222 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation.