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Glenn Fredericks


Contact Details

Phone: +61 2 9210 1468
Mobile: 0404 055 219


Date of Admission to the Bar


Date of Admission as a Solicitor


Areas of Practice

  • Employment contract disputes, including entitlements under incentive schemes
  • Disputes regarding workplace entitlements under enterprise agreements and awards
  • Unfair dismissals
  • Restraints of trade
  • Privacy and freedom of information disputes
  • Commercial litigation, including insolvency and Corporations Law matters


  • Master of Laws - University of NSW
  • Graduate Diploma in Commercial Law - University of Sydney
  • Bachelor of Laws - University of NSW
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Industrial Relations) (with merit) - University of NSW


Practice Overview

Glenn is an experienced employment and commercial lawyer. Before coming to the Bar, he was a partner at Freehills (now Herbert Smith Freehills) and Executive Legal Counsel at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia. Glenn gained significant ‘hands-on’ experience in workplace relations in his early career at the NSW Nurses’ Association.

He appears in many jurisdictions including the Supreme Court of NSW, the Federal Court, the Federal Circuit Court, the Fair Work Commission and NCAT.


Rumble v The partnership trading as HWL Ebsworth Lawyers [2019] FCA 1409: defending general protections (political expression) and breach of contract of employment claims

Ms Chris Ingall v Virgin Airlines Pty Ltd T/A Virgin Australia [2019] FWC 4947: defending unfair dismissal claim (refusal to attend independent medical assessment, inability to perform the inherent requirements of the role)

Beijing Capital Airlines Co Limited T/A Beijing Capital Airlines v Xueyang Shan [2019] FWCFB 3867: defending appeal from unfair dismissal decision

Griffiths as trustee for the Griffiths HWL Practice Trust v Martinez as trustee for the Martinez HWL Practice Trust as representative of the partners trading as HWL Ebsworth Lawyers [2019] NSWSC 664: defending proceedings arising from summary termination of partner

Macquarie Holdings (NSW) Pty Ltd v Maharaj [2019] NSWSC 811: defending application for interlocutory injunction to enforce post-employment restraint

Luke Urso v QF Cabin Crew Australia Pty Limited t/a QCCA [2019] FWCFB 1322: appeal from unfair dismissal decision

Luke Urso v QF Cabin Crew Australia Pty Limited [2018] FWCFB 6370: application for permission to appeal from unfair dismissal decision

Mr Todd De La Torre v Coastwide Engineering Pty Ltd [2018] FWC 6446: determination of jurisdictional issue in unfair dismissal claim

Adviza Pty Limited v Millward Brown Pty Ltd [2018] NSWLC: defending claim for commission by recruitment company

Philip Gielis v Arnott’s Biscuits Limited [2018] FWC 1458: defending unfair dismissal application (breach of workplace health and safety policies)

TWU v Star Track Express Pty Ltd [2018] FWC 1551: opposing application for protected action ballot orders

DDT v Charles Sturt University [2017] NSWCATAD 329: defending application under Government Information Public Access Act 1998 (NSW)

MediaCom Australia Pty Ltd v Natvia Pty Ltd [2017] NSWDC 306: claim for recovery of money payable under commercial contract

Australian Workers Union v ACI Operations Pty Ltd [2017] FWC 4635: opposing application for protected action ballot orders

Leahey v CSG Business Solutions (Aus) Pty Ltd [2017] FCA 1098: defending general protections claim (complaint or inquiry in relation to employment) and claims for payment of short term and long term incentives.

Four yearly review of modern awards – Casual employment and Part-time employment [2017] FWCFB 3541

Leif Appenzeller v James Fisher Australia Pty Ltd [2017] FWC 3755: defending an unfair dismissal application (fighting in the workplace)

Four yearly review of modern awards - Ports, Harbours and Enclosed Water Vessels Award 2010 [ 2017] FWCFB 1138

Transport Union of Australia v Milbrae Quarries [2016] FWC 6100: defending interpretation of enterprise agreement and application to increase superannuation entitlements

Ocean Shores Community Association Inc v Byron Shire Council (No 3) [2015] NSWLEC 171: challenge to validity of Minister’s delegation to issue gateway determination under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979

Ocean Shores Community Association Inc v Byron Shire Council (No 2) [2015] NSWLEC 162: application for continuation of interlocutory injunction restraining sale of land in judicial review proceedings


An Implied Term of Good Faith? (2018) 9 Workplace Review 19

Can you fire someone for what they do outside of work? HRM Online 9 May 2017

Jury service – whose right? (report on Lyons v Queensland [2016] HCA 38), Bar News Summer 2016

Not just an innocent bystander - accessorial liability of third parties under the Fair Work Act, Law Society Journal October 2016

Worth a Punt (report on Tabcorp Limited v Victoria [2016] HCA 4 and Victoria v Tatts Ltd [2016] HCA 5), Bar News Spring 2016

Above the Line (report on Day v Australian Electoral Officer for the State of South Australia; [2016] HCA 20), Bar News Spring 2016

Adverse Action: In the Mind of the Beholder?, Law Society Journal, February 2016


Glenn regularly presents at seminars and has presented on a range of topics including:

  • Social Media policies
  • Sham contracting
  • Managing client expectations
  • Restraints of trade
  • Adverse action
  • The Uberisation of employment.
  • Accessorial liability under the Fair Work Act.
  • Termination payments under the Corporations Act
  • Implied terms in commercial and employment contracts
  • Executive employment issues
  • Managing commercial litigation
  • Whistleblowing
  • The termination of employment