David Scanlan

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David Scanlan

David is Special Counsel and heads up Bartlett Workplace’s Perth office.

David specialises in employment and industrial relations law.  He provides strategic advice to clients on the legal and industrial implications of matters including enterprise bargaining, collective and individual employee disputation, right of entry, employment contracts, occupational health and safety, restructuring and redundancies, employer policies, discrimination and harassment complaints, workplace investigations and privacy.  David acts and instructs in employment, industrial, safety and discrimination matters in federal and state courts and tribunals.  David has unique experience in preparing public reports for government, having assisted in conducting and preparing the Amendola Review into the WA Industrial Relations System (2009) and the (then) Australian Building and Construction Commission’s review into Sham Contracting in the Construction Industry (2011).

David is passionate about workplace training and regularly develops and presents client-tailored sessions, including for human resources professionals and senior and middle managers on topics including bullying, discrimination, sexual harassment and workplace investigations.  He acts for employers across industries, with specific experience in the resources, construction, maritime and emergency services sectors.

David joined Bartlett Workplace after working as the Employee Relations Manager for St John Ambulance Western Australia.  This in-house experience gives him unique insight into helping clients solve complex industrial and human resources issues.  Prior to that, David was a Senior Associate in the Perth Employment team at Ashurst.

Areas of Expertise: 

  • Employment and Industrial Relations Law
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Discrimination/Equal Opportunity
  • General Litigation – Dispute Resolution

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