Ruth Rosedale

Ruth Rosedale

Ruth Rosedale is a Special Counsel in the King & Wood Mallesons Employee Relations & Safety Group where she specialises in all areas of workplace relations and employment law including:

  • significant transactional experience advising in business sale and purchase arrangements on employee-related issues
  • the implications of business restructuring – managing redundancies and workplace change
  • executive termination and remuneration
  • advising on directors’ entitlements on termination
  • managing legal risks associated with termination generally
  • managing ill and injured employees
  • the application of industrial awards and enterprise agreements
  • employment related grievances, disputes and litigation (including unfair dismissal, general protections, discrimination and harassment)
  • advising on employee entitlements
  • drafting employment agreements and independent contractor arrangements (with particular expertise in executive employment arrangements)
  • undertaking and advising on workplace investigations into employee misconduct
  • strategic industrial relations advice – including industrial disputes
  • drafting and enforcing confidentiality and non-compete arrangements
  • compliance advice across areas including work health and safety, discrimination and harassment, privacy

Ruth also has significant in-house experience both on secondment with King & Wood Mallesons and working for a number of years as a senior lawyer providing legal advice across the full range of employment-related matters, industrial relations and litigation.

Professional Memberships

  • Women Lawyers of Western Australia
  • Industrial Relations Society of Western Australia
  • Australian Labour Law Association


Legal insights

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11 May 2021

The Federal Government has now released guidance to help businesses and employees better understand their rights and responsibilities in relation to the COVID-19 vaccination in the workplace.

02 March 2021

As the first roll out of the COVID-19 vaccine in Australia draws closer, uncertainty remains as to whether employers will be able to mandate that their employees vaccinate.

16 February 2021

Today, the Federal Government introduced the Fair Work Amendment (Supporting Australia’s Jobs and Economic Recovery) Bill 2020 (the Bill) which proposes significant changes to Australia’s industrial...

09 December 2020

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