Jacob Reddie

Jacob is an employment lawyer with experience acting for employees and employers in general protections applications, unfair dismissals, and other employment disputes. He also has experience providing assistance to employers in the enterprise bargaining process, with drafting employment contracts, and with workplace investigations. Jacob enjoys working in employment law because it primarily involves disputes surrounding workplace relationships which have a human element not always found in other areas of law. Jacob also enjoys developing workplace policies and procedures that reduce risk and thus provides clients with proactive solutions to avoiding future legal problems.

Jacob graduated from the University of Sydney in 2016 with degrees in law and science, with a major in mathematics. Jacob also has a keen interest in evidence and constitutional law.

Will religious organisations continue to receive exemptions to discriminate under the proposed Religious Discrimination Act?

Following the Coalition’s surprise election victory last month, religious discrimination laws appear to be one of the first issues to be considered by the new federal parliament. Attorney-General Christian Porter has confirmed he will, in the near future, present a “largely uncontroversial” bill to parliament to prevent religious discrimination. Whilst the exact content of the […]

Unnecessary and unconstitutional? The Practical and Legal Problems With the Criminalisation of Wage Theft

The deliberate underpayment of employee entitlements, such as wages, is not currently a criminal offence in Australia (despite the misleading use of the term by some). However, that is about to change with the Victorian Labor Government pledging to criminalise “wage theft” and the NSW Labor Opposition Party also committing to do the same should […]

Disrupting the disrupters: what are the consequences of the Foodora ruling for the gig economy?

Last month, the Fair Work Commission handed down a much-anticipated decision in Klooger v Foodora Australia Pty Ltd [2018] FWC 6836 (Klooger). Josh Klooger, a Foodora rider, had made an application to the Commission claiming he was unfairly dismissed. Foodora objected to this as they contended he was an independent contractor and therefore not entitled […]