Online webinar in conjunction with Maurice Blackburn (map)
Thu 29th Oct 2020, 12:00pm to 1:00pm (1 hour)
Join the final of our October webinar series focusing on issues relevant to people with Young Onset Parkinson's. This week we discuss Parkinson's and employment rights.
As the symptoms of Parkinson’s progress it can impact how you do a wide range of things including work.
That doesn’t always mean you have to stop work before you are ready, or that your employer can dismiss you if you need adjustments to your role.
It is important to understand your rights in the workplace, including when you might disclose to your condition, what your employer should do to keep you in your job, and what your options are if you experience discrimination in the workplace.
Jessica Dawson-Field is an employment Associate in Maurice Blackburn’s Melbourne office. She helps employees navigate a wide range of employment-related issues throughout their working life and is listed by the prestigious Doyles Guide as part of the only first tier law firm for employee & trade union representation in Australia in 2018.
Jessica holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Juris Doctor. Before joining the firm, Jessica gained experience working in an employment and commercial litigation team for a top tier commercial firm, as well as a union. She was also a Student Research Fellow at the Centre of Employment and Labour Relations Law at the University of Melbourne.