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TressCox Appoints Rod Felmingham to its Employment, IR & Workplace Safety Team

News Alert 25 September 2015

TressCox Lawyers is delighted to announce that Rod Felmingham has joined our Employment, IR & Workplace Safety team in Melbourne. 

Rod has extensive experience working as an Industrial Officer in the health sector. For the past 15 years Rod has worked as a senior consultant with the Australian Medical Association (Victoria), representing both employers and employed Doctors. 

During his time with the AMA, Rod represented the AMA in the negotiation of 4 high profile State-wide EBAs, culminating in 2013 in a single state-wide Enterprise Agreement covering all senior medical staff in Victorian public hospitals.

He has extensive experience in advising and representing both employers and employees in:

  • dispute resolution
  • contract negotiation
  • single employer Enterprise Agreements
  • investigations
  • workplace bullying
  • disciplinary matters
  • performance management issues
  • major change and restructuring
  • redundancy
  • credentialing issues
  • termination of employment
  • unfair dismissal and adverse action claims

Rod has appeared regularly before the Fair Work Commission in a range of matters. 

Previously, Rod worked as the human resources manager for an Australian-based international manufacturer which employed over 500 employees internationally. Prior to that, as Executive Officer of the industrial union the ‘Medical Scientist’s Association of Victoria’ he grew its membership from approximately 500 to 2200 members. Rod has also worked as an industrial relations adviser in the Victorian Department of Health.

Rod will formally be admitted into legal practice in the coming months. With over 20 years’ experience advising a diverse range of parties on workplace relations matters in the health industry, Rod offers our team extraordinary insight into the health industry, which will enable us to continue to provide practical and cost-effective advice to our clients in the health sector. 

We are available to provide legal assistance on the full range of employment matters affecting the health professions, including enterprise bargaining, workplace investigations, project work, dismissal advice and representation in Commission or common law Court proceedings. 

We encourage you to contact Rod or another member of our team should you have any queries. We otherwise look forward to publishing regular updates on topical health sector issues, and inviting you to further seminars. 

Peta Tumpey, Partner

Rod Felmingham

News Alert 25 September 2015
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