Christina Tsakiris loves being able to get rid of her clients’ problems. Her clients know they can just pick up the phone and Christina will be able to sort out whatever issues they are experiencing.
Whether it is a termination, an employment restructure or an unfair dismissal, Christina’s in-depth knowledge of employment law allows her to deliver creative solutions for her clients which are tailored to their commercial needs.
Christina understands the time pressures her clients’ face, with most matters being of high urgency. Always aiming to go over and above, Christina delivers advice that is workable and quickly turned around. It is this level of customer service that Christina provides to each and every one of her clients that keeps them coming back.
“I’m always there when my clients need me. It’s about making sure they’re completely up to date with everything going on in their matter. It all comes down to customer service and to me going over and above is extremely important.”
Redundancy and restructure advice – Closing its local operations, Christina assisted the client, a foreign owned company, with the entire redundancy process for its Australian employees. Christina advised the client on the potential risks, prepared all the necessary documentation, undertook individual meetings with the affected employees and assisted with settlement discussions and negotiations. Due to her breadth of experience in redundancies and restructures, the process went smoothly and no claims post-termination were made against the client as a result.
New suite of employment documentation and induction training – The Australian Centre for Career Education – Christina undertook an overhaul of the client’s employment documentation and conducted a series of workplace training sessions for their employees to ensure the new employment agreements, policies and procedures were understood by all. The overhaul was driven by an increased period of growth the client was experiencing, addressing a need to employ additional staff. Christina was on hand to ensure all its processes reflected best practice as well as being compliant with the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) and applicable modern awards. The client was elated with the solutions provided by Christina and the staff briefings she conducted provided them with the peace of mind all staff understood their employment obligations.
Separation advice – large hospitality client – Working closely with the client, Christina was able to successfully exit an employee who posed a potential threat to the client’s business, after raising various allegations of bullying and sexual harassment in the workplace. Christina’s negotiation skills and experience in employee separation matters meant she was able to approach these negotiations with the disgruntled employee strategically, resulting in the best outcome for the client.
Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Arts, La Trobe University
Member, Law Institute of Victoria
Member, Melbourne’s NorthLink
Member, Old Strathconians Association
Member, La Trobe Industry Mentoring Program
- Employment contractor agreements, policies, procedures
- Alleged underpayment claims
- Modern Award compliance
- Terminations and performance management
- Workplace investigations
- Redundancies and restructures
- Restraint of Trade and breaches of confidential information
- Unfair dismissals
- General protections
- Bullying claims
- Sexual harassment and discrimination claims
- Workplace Health and Safety
- Worker’s compensation
- Advice regarding ill and injured workers