Webinar Recording: Avoiding Delta in the Workplace with Professor Catherine Bennett (3 August 2021)
Webinar Recording: Avoiding Delta in the Workplace with Professor Catherine Bennett (3 August 2021)

Presented by Professor Catherine Bennett, Deakin’s Chair of Epidemiology and Holman Webb Workplace Relations Partner Alicia Mataere and Associate Lee Pike on Thursday 26 August, this webinar examined a range of issues including the impact of the COVID-19 Delta strain on Australian workplaces, and what obligations employers have with respect to employee safety.

This webinar examined:

  • How has Delta changed the game?
  • How can businesses manage the risk of Delta in the workplace?
  • Can you ask employees to declare their vaccination status?
  • What are the potential consequences of a Delta outbreak in your workplace?
  • What will the workplace look like following COVID-19 and Delta?

Please CLICK HERE to download the accompanying webinar slides.

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About the Presenter/s

Professor Catherine Bennett

Professor Bennett has a distinguished career in public health practice, research, academic governance and teaching. Catherine joined Deakin in 2009 after more than eight years with the University of Melbourne as Associate Professor in Epidemiology, Deputy Chair of the Academic Programs Committee in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, and Director of Population Health Practice in the Melbourne School of Population Health. Prior to that, Catherine worked with the New South Wales and Victorian State Governments in a variety of senior positions, including Olympic Public Health Coordinator for Northern Sydney. Catherine is also founding Chair and President of the Council of Academic Public Health Institutions Australia.

Alicia Mataere

Alicia is a workplace relations and safety law specialist, having worked exclusively in the area since 2004.  She has advised and developed strategies for clients across various industries, including government and private sectors, publicly listed companies, Affiliated Health Organisations, religious and not-for-profit organisations.  

Alicia is also an experienced advocate, having advised and advocated in the first Equal Pay Case under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth), as well as other dismissal disputes before both the Fair Work Commission and Federal Circuit Court of Australia.

Lee Hatfield

Lee Pike is a Senior Associate in Holman Webb’s Workplace Relations team.  Her experience has been almost exclusively focused on workplace relations matters, and she has high-level practical knowledge with respect to complex industrial relations matters.

Lee has represented clients throughout Australian courts and tribunals, including the Fair Work Commission, where she has both run hearings from start to finish and successfully appealed decisions, Australian Human Rights Commission, Federal Circuit Court and District Court.