Emma Gruschka

Emma Gruschka

Sparke Helmore Lawyers

Recognized since 2023

Newcastle, Australia

Practice Areas

Labour and Employment Law

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Emma is an experienced workplace lawyer who advises on employment and work health and safety (WHS) issues for clients in diverse sectors, including mining, transport, financial services, insurance, health care and government.

What she does

Emma considers broader organisational objectives when guiding clients through difficult situations, ranging from internal investigations and disciplinary matters to unfair dismissal and general protections claims. She also helps clients with enterprise bargaining, terms and conditions of employment and organisational restructures. Emma helps improve workplace safety by developing WHS policies and procedures, advising on legislative compliance and devising practical training. Emma also helps clients respond to regulator investigations into potential breaches of WHS and employment laws.

Who she works with

Emma works with CEOs, HR and WHS executives and operations managers in the public and private sectors.


Emma has a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Laws degree.

Life before Sparkes

Before joining Sparke Helmore, Emma worked for a year in a specialist employment law firm.Life outside of SparkesEmma's young family keeps her busy, as does turning produce from local markets into sumptuous feasts for her extended family.

  • Level 7, Sparke Helmore Building
    28 Honeysuckle Drive
    P.O. Box 812
    DX 7829
    Newcastle NSW 2300

Sparke Helmore Lawyers
Newcastle, Australia

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  • Labour and Employment Law


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