Katie Sweatman


Katie Sweatman is a seasoned employment, industrial relations and discrimination lawyer who partners with businesses to identify, manage and resolve risk so that they can focus on what they do best.

Katie’s clients value her no-nonsense approach to handling workplace and broader people matters, which, together with her track record for thinking outside the box, leads to innovative solutions to actual and potential problems.

Katie adopts an insightful and nuanced approach to managing challenging employment situations, including the management of ill and injured employees, responding to large-scale underpayment issues, conducting workplace investigations and navigating complex bargaining and industrial disputes.

As a consequence of working with a diverse range of clients, including major sporting organisations, higher education institutions, State and Federal Government, hospitals and large corporates, Katie brings a wealth of experience to her day-to-day advice, development and delivery of effective training packages, and representation in the Fair Work Commission, Victorian and Australian human rights commissions, VCAT and the courts.

Katie has close ties with the broader industrial relations community and is a past President of the Industrial Relations Society of Victoria.


Recognised in Doyle’s Guide as a Recommended Leading Employment Lawyer since 2021.

Recognised in Best Lawyers in Labour and Employment Law in 2025 (announced in 2024).