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Dominique is a socio-legal scholar, researching anti-discrimination law and equality. Her work uses doctrinal, comparative and empirical methodologies. She is currently conducting a large empirical research project that assesses the impact of the innovative mechanisms contained in Victoria’s Equal Opportunity Act 2010, which is being funded by the Victorian Legal Services Board.

Previously, she has conducted research projects on the enforcement of anti-discrimination law, the role of statutory equal opportunity agencies in Australia and overseas, and the role of ADR in resolving legal disputes. Details of Dominique’s research can be found on Google Scholar. In 2017 and 2019 she received an Advancing Women's Research Success grant from Monash University.

Dominique has published widely in law journals in Australia and internationally on anti-discrimination law, comparative law, equality, critical race theory and human rights. She regularly presents at local and international conferences and contributes to local and national law reform inquiries. With Professor Neil Rees AM and Professor Simon Rice OAM, she is the author of Australian Anti-Discrimination Law (Third Ed, The Federation Press, 2018).

Dominique sits on the Advisory Board of the Anti-Discrimination Law Review (Wolters Kluwer) and on the Advisory Board of the Berkeley Comparative Equality and Anti-Discrimination Law Group. She is a member of the Labour, Equality and Human Rights research group (LEAH) in the Monash Business School and has served as Secretary of the Australian Labour Law Association (ALLA) since 2016.

From 2017-2019, Dominique was the Director of Postgraduate Coursework and Course Director of the Master of Business Law. She served as Acting Director of Education in 2018. She currently teaches employment law.

Dominique has a PhD from Melbourne Law School and an Honours degree in law from the Australian National University. Prior to becoming an academic, Dominique practiced as a solicitor in the ACT.

Dominique is interested in supervising HDR students in areas relating to race, sex, age and disability discrimination, enforcement of anti-discrimination laws, equality agencies, sexual harassment, and workplace equality.


External positions

Secretary, Australian Labour Law Association

5 Nov 2016 → …


  • Anti-discrimination law
  • Equality
  • Employment Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Law
  • Human Rights Law

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Projects 2017 2019

Research Output 2007 2019

Addressing Discrimination through Individual Enforcement: A Case Study of Victoria

Allen, D., Aug 2019, Melbourne Vic Australia: Monash University. 32 p.

Research output: Book/ReportOther ReportResearch

Open Access

Major court and tribunal decisions in Australia in 2018

Landau, I. & Allen, D., 1 May 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Industrial Relations. 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

Resolving discrimination claims outside the courts: alternative dispute resolution in Australia and the United Kingdom

Blackham, A. & Allen, D., 2019, In : Australian Journal of Labour Law. 31, p. 253-278 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Adverse effects: can the Fair Work Act address workplace discrimination for employees with a disability?

Allen, D., Sep 2018, In : University of New South Wales Law Journal. 41, 3, p. 846-870 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access


Gaze, B. & Allen, D., 2018, Comparative Perspectives on the Enforcement and Effectiveness of Antidiscrimination Law: Challenges and Innovative Tools. 1st ed. Cham Switzerland: Springer, p. 31-41 10 p. (Ius Comparatum - Global Studies in Comparative Law; vol. 28).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Otherpeer-review