McDonald Murholme is the leading employment law firm for employees located across Australia

Australia's Employment Lawyers

Australian law provides comprehensive rights to employees against wrongful dismissal and workplace bullying. McDonald Murholme has experienced lawyers giving employees access to those laws around Australia. Advice is provided throughout Australia and internationally.

The firm provides sound legal advice and a strategy to make the laws work for employees when confronted with a better resourced and more powerful employer.

Our strong point has always been our personalised service.


Covid 19 – Information for employees.

McDonald Murholme understands that this is a difficult time for many people who are concerned about their employment as well as their health.

Any person whose job has been affected by COVID-19, even if it’s a job that was promised but never commenced, is highly encouraged to call us on (03) 9650 4555 for a confidential, no-obligation discussion about their legal rights. Alternatively, you can send us an email at

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Free Fair Work User Guide

McDonald Murholme provides the public with a free guide to the Fair Work Act which can be found at the link below.

Fair Work User Guide



McDonald Murholme Managing Director Alan McDonald appeared on The Bolt Report on Sky News to discuss the Israel Folau v Rugby Australia case with political commentator Andrew Bolt. See video below.


Our clients' satisfaction is pivotal to our own success.

  • “McDonald Murholme looked after me. I was in a stressful situation but it all worked out in the end with a great result.”



  • “The service provided by McDonald Murholme was prompt and well executed. My lawyer made my complex situation easy which I am thankful for.”

  • “I can only thank you for your fantastic support and guidance, without which I would certainly not have achieved the settlement I have, and most importantly, the freedom to spend some valuable time with my family.”

  • “I almost didn’t call McDonald Murholme, but I’m glad I did. After listening to my story they suggested a course of action that quickly resolved the issue in my favour. If you think you may have been wronged at work, I’d wholeheartedly recommend you give them a call”

  • “During the difficult time I was going through with my then employer, McDonald Murholme were my saving grace. My lawyer Andrew was fabulous to work with and always kept me up to date. I would have no hesitation in recommending McDonald Murholme to friends for help in the future”

  • “I would like to extend my sincere gratitude to you and your crew who has done an excellent job during hard time in my life. Special thanks to Trent yesterday, he has done an excellent job during conciliation. I was so stressed but he was there with me every second and given that moral support which can’t be underrated. The moment I entered your office, welcomed by your cheerful staff specially Nowell makes any one that your in safe hands and ensures we are here to take care about your problems.”

  • “l just wanted to say thanks to Andrew Jewell for doing such a fabulous job at the Fairwork tribunal on Tuesday morning, l was very pleased with the outcome. However more importantly l was thrilled that we had resolution on the day. l would also really like to thank Alan McDonald. His professionalism and understanding were a great relief to me.”

  • “I am more than satisfied after my recent experiences with McDonald Murholme. I approached the firm seeking “due diligence” on what I presumed was a fair and reasonable package and terms of departure. McDonald Murholme treated me with the care and respect not shown by my previous employer – my eyes were opened, I learnt a new perspective and the team drove through to completion a claim for  greater consideration. The firm’s senior partner was clearly leading the  way and the skills of a well-chosen team were brought to bear on my case. I sincerely thank and would recommend McDonald Murholme.”

    Ian A
  • “I couldn’t ask for anything better than the service provided by McDonald Murholme. From start to finish, I was kept me in the loop and received a gold class experience. My lawyer Trent did an excellent job and I was very happy with the result of my outcome.”

    Josh D
  • “I was very pleased with the professionalism and negotiations by McDonald Murholme Lawyers in regard to my employment matter. My matter was quite complex and necessitated some difficult analysis of the issues. The resultant outcome was better than that proposed by the employer and I pass this success onto both Alan and Olivia for their strategy and the professional manner in which they conducted the case. I would acknowledge their ability and skill in this complex area of the law and would hence recommend them to any person facing an employment issue.”

    Peter D

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