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12 Feb 2021

Abbey Kendall

Abbey Kendall Director of the Working Women's Centre SA

By trade, Abbey Kendall is an employment and industrial lawyer and is the principal solicitor of the Working Women’s Centre. Over the last decade, Abbey has worked for small and national labour law firms and unions.

Abbey has dedicated her career to representing and advocating for worker’s rights and has successfully represented organisations against unlawful AFP raids, defended employees against dodgy traineeships enforced by national food franchises, and represented hundreds of workers in discrimination, sexual harassment, dismissal and workers compensations matters.

Abbey holds a Bachelor of Law and a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice.  Abbey also holds governance qualifications from the Governance Institute of Australia.

Abbey sits on the Australian Labour and Employment Relations SA committee, UniSA Centre for Workplace Excellence advisory board, SA Union’s Women’s Standing Committee, and the Welfare Rights Coalition.  In 2019, Abbey was elected to the Policy council of the South Australian Council of Social Service.

Abbey is a feminist unionist and advocates for collectivist gender, sexual and political justice. Presently, Abbey is working in the movement calling for the full implementation of the 55 recommendations of the Respect@Work report.

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