Rohan Squirchuk & Associates: Rohan Squirchuk
Rohan Squirchuk - Principal Lawyer

Rohan's experience and employment have covered a broad range of responsibilities with considerable work in the fields of diversity, equal opportunity and affirmative action in the private sector across all kinds of industry including manufacturing, mining, retail and service sectors, federal, state and local government organisations as well as the tertiary sector.

Providing expert assistance with the rapid resolution of workplace harassment and bullying complaints – with a focus on getting employees back to work with the least disruption – has been a feature of her work for many years. She has considerable experience in investigation of complex complaints and the provision of practical legal advice for resolution. Rohan gives practical legal advice that you will understand and be able to put into practice in your business.

Rohan Squirchuk was previously the Managing Director of the Council for Equal Opportunity in Employment Limited (CEOE Ltd), a leading specialist employer association. She held this position from 1993 - 2007. The primary focus of the association was to promote productive and equitable employment practices by working with employers to build workplaces where differences are respected and valued.

Prior to her appointment as Managing Director of the Council in May 1993, Rohan worked as a solicitor with Blake Dawson Waldon, a major Australian law firm. Since 1992, Rohan has held a part-time statutory appointment as a legal member of the NSW Mental Health Review Tribunal; a quasi-judicial body.

Rohan has also held positions in the field of EEO, initially at the NSW Water Resources Commission as EEO Coordinator and later at the University of NSW as Director EEO. Both appointments were newly created positions. Rohan was also an expert witness at the NSW Equal Opportunity Tribunal and at the Industrial Commission in sexual harassment cases and in discrimination cases during these appointments.

Rohan Squirchuk has a Master of Arts (First Class Honours) from the University of Otago and a Bachelor of Law from the University of NSW and a Diploma in Teaching.

Notable Appointments include:
  • 1999-2002:
    Member, Federal Ministerial Advisory Board, Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Act, 1999
  • 1994:
    Member of the Steering Committee, Evaluation of Nation Plan of Action, Women in TAFE
  • 1993/4:
    Official Judge of the annual Australian Financial Review/Business Council of Australia Work and Family Awards
    Official Judge of the annual Affirmative Action Awards.
  • 1993-1997:
    Industry representative on National Advisory Committee on Discrimination in Employment and Occupation, and Subcommittee on Disability Discrimination Act Disability Standards - convened by Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission.
  • 1986-1990:
    Ministerial Appointee - Council of Sydney College of Advanced Education