Highly regarded employment practitioner, Sharlene Wellard, joined Meridian’s Workplace Relations, Employment and Safety team in July 2014.
Sharlene has extensive experience providing strategic advice and litigation in all areas of industrial law, employment, discrimination, workplace health and safety and managing workplace change.
Clients say that Sharlene “is a pleasure to work with, she is highly knowledgeable and provides sound, practical advice” and “has the ability to take a complex legal problem and identify a workable and effective solution – one of those people who identifies an issue or a solution that everyone else may have missed.”
Sharlene values her strong client relationships. She gets in the trenches with her clients defending unfair dismissal, general protections, discrimination, breach of contract claims and other litigated matters. By providing day-to-day sounding board advice, enterprise bargaining advice and representation, policy and employment contract drafting, purchase and sale of business advice, performance management and termination advice, and enforcement of post-employment restraints, Sharlene partners with her clients to provide advice in all stages of the business life-cycle.
Sharlene is a former President of the Industrial Relations Society of NSW and the Australian Labour and Employment Relations Association. She received the honour of life membership of the Industrial Relations Society of NSW in December 2021.
Prior to joining Meridian, Sharlene was a partner with Piper Alderman for almost four years, a partner at Australian Business Lawyers where she worked for 11 years, and previously held a role as an industrial officer with the Restaurant and Catering Association.