My sticky situation.

I have been employed as a primary school teacher for a number of years. I was told I was “too expensive” according to union standards and they could no longer afford to keep me in my position. I was now stuck in a very awkward position. I enjoy teaching and have 20 years’ experience as a teacher but unfortunately in my industry, experience isn’t always what employers are looking for.

When the next position opened up at the school I applied straight away but as expected, my application was compromised due to my pay level. It became very obvious that less experienced teachers were filling all the positions leaving the older more experienced teachers no choice but to leave.

McDonald Murholme gave me clarity.

Initially when I contacted McDonald Murholme, I was quite confused as to what my ideal outcome would be and how I should go about addressing the situation. I didn’t want to ruin the school’s reputation by filing a General Protections claim however I also didn’t want to just let this go as it felt incredibly unfair. My lawyer Bianca Mazzarella devised a strategy for me with this in mind and advised for a legal letter to be sent to my employer to facilitate a worthwhile termination payment as a “no fault” redundancy – tax free.

After receiving the letter, my employer promptly settled because they too, did not want their reputation tarnished nor did they want to go through the long process of litigation. I received 13 weeks of redundancy pay after the term ended and was very pleased with this outcome. Not only did McDonald Murholme sort out my situation, but they provided me a clear direction and it was dealt with in a very timely manner.

What McDonald Murholme did for me may have seemed simple, but I couldn’t have done it without them.

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  • July 2020

    I wouldn't hesitate to recommend McDonald Murholme. From the initial consultation, right through to the resolution process, the entire team was supportive, knowledgable and approachable and made what can be a difficult situation much easier. Specifically Trent and Alexandra provided a high level of service, and engaged with me in a very personable manner. I am extremely satisfied with the service I received.
  • July 2020

    I couldn't recommend the team from McDonald Murholme more. Mr Sam Nottle was efficient, professional and achieved a wonderful result. If you are questioning whether to go ahead with an employment matter legally, I would urge you to do so. The team at McDonald Murholme made the process easy & reduced all of my anxiety and stress. Thank you again, Mr Nottle & team, I can't express my appreciation enough.
  • June 2020

    I found Arthur Hambas & Katherine Boyles extremely professional & compassionate in my dealings with them. After telling Arthur that I felt the details surrounding my redundancy felt wrong he took on my case & secured me a better payout from my employer. I would not hesitate to recommend Mcdonald Murholme to anyone that has a feeling that something isn't quite right. I greatly appreciate everything you did.
  • May 2020

    Extremely happy with the service received from all the staff members i had to deal with. The lawyer allocated for my case (Michael Kriewaldt) was extremely professional and handled the case very smoothly. Highly recommend their services.
  • May 2020

    I found Arthur Hambas & Katherine Boyles extremely professional & compassionate in my dealings with them. After telling Arthur that I felt the details surrounding my redundancy felt wrong he took on my case & secured me a better payout from my employer. I would not hesitate to recommend Mcdonald Murholme to anyone that has a feeling that something isn't quite right. I greatly appreciate everything you did.
  • April 2020

    The solicitors at the firm were very prompt and actioned my complaint against my employer very quickly. I obtained the result I wanted, in fact, I got a better result than what I had originally asked for. I was very pleased with the results and would highly recommend McDonald Murholme.
  • March 2020

    I would like to say that McDonald Murholme have treated me with nothing but professionalism and also great service. Trent, a principal in the firm is attentive to your needs and will ensure your case is handled with care and mindful consideration to all parameters involved.

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