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

2019 has been a year rocked by wage ‘scandals’ and workplace non-compliance issues for Australian businesses both big and small.

19 December 2019

Last Friday, the High Court granted special leave to appeal the controversial decision of the full Federal Court regarding personal leave in Mondelez Australia Pty Ltd v AMWU & Ors [2019] FCFCA 138.

17 December 2019

This article was written by Andrew Gray, Ruth Rosedale and Caitlin Babington With the 1 January 2020 deadline approaching for compliance with the whistleblower policy requirements of the corporate...

19 November 2019

Employment underpayments and compliance ‘scandals’ are emerging on a regular basis. Businesses across Australia, both big and small, are self-reporting or being called out for failing to make the...

15 November 2019

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