Apply now »

Legal Counsel -Employment | General Counsel Office

Location:  Sydney
Other locations:  Anywhere in Country
Salary: Competitive
Date:  17 Mar 2024

Job description

Requisition ID:  1479985




If we inspire you to do the work you love, will you still call it work?


At EY we believe that whoever you are, your uniqueness helps us stand apart.

We bring together extraordinary people, like you, to build a better working world.


What’s in it for you? 

As an Employment Legal Counsel, you’ll join our growing Litigation Practice Group (LPG) within the EY General Counsel’s office. You will be an experienced employment lawyer who is commercially focused, capable of managing a varied workload and adept at collaborating with and providing strategic and practical employment law advice to senior stakeholders.


You will be responsible for:

  • Providing strategic legal advice on a range of employment matters to internal stakeholders.
  • Proactively identifying, discussing and acting on current and future risks.
  • Providing legal advice and input into employment policies, contracts, deeds and documentation relating to EY employees.
  • Reviewing and interpreting legislation and providing related advice.
  • Advising on employment law aspects of the Firm’s acquisitions, including managing employment due diligence.
  • Advising on and managing workplace investigations and complaints.
  • Advising on and representing the Firm in relation to employee claims such as general protection and unfair dismissal claims.


What we’re looking for

Here’s our ‘wish list’ but don’t worry if you don’t tick all the boxes. We’re interested in your strengths, what you want to learn, and how far you want to go.

  • Between 5 and 8 years’ post admission experience as an employment lawyer, preferably with in-house experience.
  • Experience in contentious and non-contentious employment matters.
  • Ability to provide strategic commercial advice to stakeholders.
  • Highly developed communication, negotiation and drafting skills.
  • Creative thinker and pragmatic problem solver.
  • Significant experience in providing legal advice in relation to resolving employee disputes and conducting employment litigation.

What we can offer you

  • Explore how a career at EY is yours to build at
  • Discover how, when and where you can work at
  • Learn about our commitment to DE&I at
  • Understand how our benefits can support you at


Acknowledgement of Country

EY acknowledges the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the lands on which EY offices are located around Australia. We pay our respects to their cultures, and to their Elders — past, present, and emerging. Find out more about our vision for reconciliation at


Apply now… we’re over 9,000 perspectives in Australia and we’re ready to welcome yours.


At EY we take inclusivity seriously, and we’re committed to removing barriers and improving the employment prospects of people with disability or long-term health conditions. We encourage you to share any support and adjustments you need to be your best and participate equitably in our recruitment process. We understand sharing your needs with us can be daunting, so if you have questions before or during your application, we welcome you to get in touch at or +61 3 8650 7788 (option 2). Anything you tell us will be kept completely confidential.


The exceptional EY experience. It’s yours to build.


EY | Building a better working world

Our preferred applicant will be required to undertake employment screening by EY or our external third-party provider.


Apply now »