Josh Bornstein http://www.mauriceblackburnqld.com.au/our-people/professional/josh-bornstein.aspx, a principal at Maurice Blackburn http://www.mauriceblackburnqld.com.au/about-the-firm.aspx, is acting for Kirsty Fletcher, who blew the whistle on Airservices Australia.
Josh Bernstein said Ms Fletcher's case was not just about an aberrant individual, but about an unhealthy workplace culture.
After what Ms Fletcher alleges were years of workplace bullying, abuse and discrimination, she made a formal complaint.
But a female manager seems to have claimed that Ms Fletcher had withdrawn her complaint.
"When we got the results of the investigation, I discovered that the female manager, who my instincts told me was a really nice person, had made a false report," Ms Fletcher said.
Ms Fletcher lodged a sex discrimination lawsuit in the Federal Court.
Ms Fletcher has vowed not to accept a settlement that may impose a confidentiality clause.
"They had taken so much away from me, I just felt my integrity was not for sale and they weren't going to get that," she said.
She worries the legal fight could bankrupt her family, but the mother of two young daughters said she was standing up on principle.
"I couldn't live with myself if I didn't do this," Ms Fletcher said.
They won't control me again, Robyn Riley, Sunday Herald Sun, 21 August 2011