Emily Harvey

EmploymentWorkplace Health + Safety

About Emily

Emily has more than 10 years' experience and leads Thynne +Macartney's Employment team. She is a workplace relations specialist, and her practice covers the full range of employment, industrial relations and safety issues.

Working closely with employers to achieve their objectives while managing risks, Emily helps employers to navigate issues at all stages of the employment life-cycle, from recruitment, to conduct and performance, and termination.

She advises on day to day matters as well as business decisions and strategy.

With significant experience guiding employers through organisational change and restructures, Emily helps navigate industrial issues during projects and transition phases.

Emily also assists employers by developing strategies for enterprise bargaining and managing industrial disputes, including right of entry, union coverage and good faith bargaining disputes.

Significant roles include advising on organisational change strategy in the context of bargaining, and acting in a protracted bargaining dispute involving six unions.

Her extensive litigation experience includes frequently acting for employers in the Fair Work Commission and Federal and State Courts on:

  • unfair dismissals,
  • general protections,
  • discrimination, and
  • harassment claims.

Emily understands the importance of managing reputational risk, having acted in various high profile disputes, including a four week sexual harassment case for a large government entity.



  • Admitted as a solicitor to the Supreme Court of Queensland in December 2011
  • Bachelor of Laws (Honours) - University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Arts - University of Queensland


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