- Senior Solicitor
- LLB (Hons), BA, Grad DipLP
- Area of law:
- Workplace relations and occupational health and safety, Human rights and equal opportunity, Interpretation and development of legislation
Nikita has a broad range of experience in employment, discrimination and occupational health and safety law and workplace relations.
Nikita is experienced in advising on complex workplace relations matters including industrial instrument compliance, employee and executive terminations of employment, performance management and misconduct and workforce restructures and redundancies. She has also represented clients in unfair dismissal claims, general protections claims and discrimination claims in the Fair Work Commission, the Australian Human Rights Commission and the Federal Court.
Nikita has played a key role in large-scale modern award and Enterprise Agreement compliance projects and guided clients through investigations by the Fair Work Ombudsman into their pay practices and compliance with workplace law. She is able to provide strategic and practical advice which considers the complexities of these matters and priorities of her clients.
Prior to joining the VGSO, Nikita worked as an Associate in the Employment and Workplace Relations team of a large commercial law firm. She has worked for a range of clients across the public and private sectors.
Reviewed 22 December 2021