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Penelope Parker

Senior Associate
Penelope Parker

Penny is a Senior Associate in our Employment issues team in our Sydney office. She is currently studying a Masters of Labour Law and Relations at the University of Sydney.

Penny has a history of working within the labour movement and has experience representing clients in both employment and industrial disputes. Penelope has experience acting for clients in a variety of industries at all levels of seniority.

Practice Area

Employment issues



"A person's employment situation is integral to their financial security, sense of purpose and is often a determinative factor in how much time a person is able to spend with their friends and family. The most rewarding thing about being an employment lawyer is assisting clients to find resolutions to injustices in their workplaces, which has a significant flow on effect to other parts of their lives."

Penelope is an enthusiastic, hardworking and compassionate lawyer. She assists clients in a range of employment disputes including unfair dismissal applications, general protections applications, discrimination complaints, bullying matters and enterprise agreement disputes. She is skilled at negotiating settlements prior to disputes being litigated but also has experience in litigating matters in the Federal Court, Federal Circuit Court and the Fair Work Commission.

Penelope has successfully:   

  • Assisted victims of sexual harassment and discrimination make complaints to their employers and to the Australian Human Rights Commission.
  • Assisted a senior manager successfully defend allegations of misconduct which resulted in his continued employment.
  • Assisted numerous clients make unfair dismissal applications to the Fair Work Commission, which have resulted in favourable settlement outcomes.

Memberships & accreditations

  • NSW Law Society | Member
  • NSW Society of Labor Lawyers | Member
  • NSW Young Lawyers Member | Member
  • NSW Young Lawyers Member | Workplace and Safety Law Committee Member


  • Doyle's Guide | NSW Rising Star Employment & WHS Law | 2023 & 2024
  • Lawyers Weekly | 30 Under 30 Finalist 2021 | Employment and Workplace Relations

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Our Canberra office is now closed, but our team continues to serve ACT clients and are available for phone and video appointments. If you need legal advice, please call us on 1800 675 346.

We have lawyers who specialise in a range of legal claims who travel to Tasmania. If you need a lawyer in Hobart, Launceston or elsewhere in Tasmania, please call us on 1800 675 346.