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Glenn Fredericks


Contact Details

Phone: +61 2 9223 1522
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
  • Academic Appeals


  • 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.

Glenn is recognised in Doyle's Guide as one of the Leading NSW Employment & WHS Law Barristers 2020.


Ali Kiani v Fuji Xerox Document Management Solutions Pty Limited [2020] FWC 3418: defending unfair dismissal claim.

Rumble v The Partnership Trading as HWL Ebsworth Lawyers [2020] FCAFC 37; 375 ALR 453; defending appeal from Federal Court decision regarding general protections claims (Led by M Kimber SC).

Anthony Ashley-Cooper v Palm Beach Motor Yachts Co P/L T/A Palm Beach Motor Yachts [ 2019] FWC 8305: defending unfair dismissal claim where the employee was dismissed on the basis of workplace misconduct and the employer discovered further instances of misconduct after the dismissal on which it relied as a valid reason for the dismissal.

Rumble v The partnership trading as HWL Ebsworth Lawyers [2019] FCA 1409; 289 IR 72: defending general protections (political expression) and breach of contract of employment claims. (led by M Kimber SC)

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. (Led by M Kimber SC)

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

Articles & Papers

Complaints, criticism and general protections, Law Society Journal, May 2020

The Ambiguity Gateway, Paper presented to State Chambers, 29 November 2019

What McDonald's can teach us about franchisor liability, Law Society Journal November 2019

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 and workplace rights
  • The ‘Uberisation’ of employment.
  • Accessorial liability under the Fair Work Act.
  • Termination payments to executives and officers under the Corporations Act
  • Interpreting commercial and employment contracts
  • Executive employment issues
  • Managing commercial litigation
  • Whistleblowing
  • The termination of employment