Providing strategic, pragmatic legal advice on all aspects of Work Health and Safety (WHS) matters, Luisa is an occupational health and safety specialist.

Luisa has considerable experience in assisting clients in matters involving compliance, chain of responsibility, health and safety representation, responding to and assisting clients manage major workplace incidents, responding to and dealing with regulators, representing clients on WHS prosecutions and coronial inquests, and merits review at VCAT.

Luisa regularly conducts training from employee level to senior management and for boards. She undertakes legal compliance reviews of clients’ existing safety management systems and provides practical recommendations in demonstrating achieving safety compliance and improvements.

She also provides legal advice on WorkCover matters from managing ill and injured workers, return to work obligations and statutory benefits, and gives advice and represents clients in challenging Workplace Industry Classification disputes.

In addition, Luisa is experienced in undertaking bullying complaints and investigations.  She also provides legal advice on employment matters such as unfair dismissal, general protection, drafting submissions and representing clients at conciliation and the Fair Work Commission.

Luisa has worked with clients from government departments, international clients, manufacturing, rail, logistics, independent schools, major construction companies, major supermarket chains, oil and gas, transport and major construction.

Luisa is available 24/7 to assist with safety incidents. Please do not hesitate to contact her at any time.

 

Areas of Expertise

Key focus areas:

  • Work Health and Safety
  • WorkCover

Recent Articles by Luisa Gonzaga

Working from home brings with it benefits and challenges…what should employers consider to minimise health and safety and WorkCover risk

Working from home brings with it benefits and challenges…what should employers consider to minimise health and safety and Workcover risk Working from home is not a new phenomenon.  However, in the past couple of months as a result of COVID-19,...
23 September, 2020