Bridget Little leads Arnold Bloch Leibler’s workplace advisory practice. Her practice involves advising public and private companies on a broad range of employment matters, with a focus on employment disputes, strategic employee engagement, complex restructures and employment issues in commercial transactions.
“I found Bridget to be a patient and intelligent listener, capable of a clear enunciation of her thoughts and strongly expert on the subject matter."
- strategic workplace planning and change management
- employment litigation and dispute resolution
- engagement and dismissal of employees, including anti-discrimination and equal opportunity considerations
- terms and conditions of employment, including contracts of employment, executive employment and remuneration, the enforcement of post-termination restraints and the protection of confidential information and intellectual property
- industrial disputes, enterprise bargaining, and union relationship management
- advice and strategy in respect to annual remuneration reports
- workplace policies, procedures and compliance
- workplace investigations, including dealings with the Ombudsman, and
- employment aspects in commercial transactions.
Directorships & memberships
Bridget is a member of the Industrial Relations Society of Victoria.
Bridget’s recent experience includes acting on behalf of:
Slater & Gordon: in relation to consecutive large-scale restructures, protracted enterprise bargaining and various employment disputes
A listed FinTech company: in relation to litigation in the Federal Circuit Court of Australia concerning allegations of adverse action and breach of contract
A large retail company: in relation to managing sensitive executive departures, enterprise bargaining and various employment disputes
A financial services provider: in relation to the implementation of a new employee remuneration and benefits structure
An ASX listed corporation: in relation to major litigation in the Federal Court of Australia, concerning allegations of discrimination and breach of contract
Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation: in relation to employment aspects of its acquisition of the Krispy Kreme Australia and New Zealand franchise business
A not for profit organisation: in relation to bullying claims, including conducting an investigation and representation in the Fair Work Commission
Primary Opinion: in relation to employment aspects of its acquisition of B-d. Farm Paris Creek;
A not for profit land council: in relation to a wholesale employment and workplace review, strategic workplace planning and change management, and
Various professional services, retail, health and hospitality enterprises: in relation to structuring and enforcing employment obligations, executive contract negotiations, the engagement of independent contractors, implementing redundancies and the termination of employees.