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Poo­ja Kapur

Employ­ment, Work­place Health and Safety

I am an employ­ment lawyer in Swaab’s employ­ment law team. I am pas­sion­ate about obtain­ing the most com­mer­cial­ly sound out­comes for my clients and pride myself on my prag­mat­ic and col­lab­o­ra­tive approach. 

I advise my clients on var­i­ous aspects of employ­ment law such as the inter­pre­ta­tion of mod­ern awards, enter­prise agree­ments and employ­ment con­tracts, per­for­mance man­age­ment, post-employ­ment oblig­a­tions, redun­dan­cy, work­place com­plaints, law­ful dis­missal pro­ce­dures, and nego­ti­at­ed exits.

I have a proven abil­i­ty to recog­nise the nuances of each case and respond with insight­ful solu­tions for my clients. I pro­vide clients with up-to-date, tai­lored advice. I am present­ly under­tak­ing a Mas­ters of Labour Law and Rela­tions at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Sydney.


  • Employ­ment Law
  • Work­place Relations
  • Dis­crim­i­na­tion
  • Work­place Health and Safety

Practice & Industry Sectors

  • Labour & Employment


I have acted on a range of personal and commercial matters. The workplace relations matters on which I have acted include:

  • advising on unfair dismissal and general protection claims for both employers and executive employees
  • advising companies in Work Health and Safety litigation
  • advising companies on anti-discrimination and sexual harassment issues
  • reviewing and drafting employment contracts for various clients
  • reviewing and drafting independent contractor agreements for various clients
  • reviewing and drafting deeds of settlement and release
  • advising organisations and executive employees on post-employment rights and obligations
  • advising organisations on the proper performance management of employees
  • advising organisations on the management of injured employees
  • reviewing and analysing modern awards for various positions
  • advising organisations on lawful dismissal procedures in circumstances of serious misconduct, redundancies and for employees who have been unable to fulfil the inherent requirements of their role
  • representing various clients in mediations
  • generally providing strategic workplace relations advice for various clients.

Roles, membership, and education:

  • Bachelor of Psychological Science (University of South Australia, 2014)
  • Bachelor of Laws (University of South Australia, 2017)
  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice (The Australian National University, 2018)
  • Admission to the Supreme Court of NSW and to the High Court of Australia, 2018
  • Masters of Labour Law and Relations (University of Sydney, commenced 2022)
  • Member of the Law Society of NSW


Clos­ing The Gen­der Pay Gap

In 2021 the Work­place Gen­der Equal­i­ty Agency (Agency) con­duct­ed a review (Review) of the Work­place Gen­der Equal­i­ty Act 2012 (Act). The…
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