Stress and hopeless feeling.

I was a longstanding casual employee of a large company where I had always enjoyed working, until I was demoted to a position which my qualifications and experience far outweighed. I felt as if I was no longer of any value to the company and that a certain manager was trying to bully me out. Then I was confronted with a series of allegations. I knew I was going to lose my job – as I was made to look like a serious wrongdoer. I knew they were trying to demoralise me and have me give up my job. My shifts were often suspended so I didn’t get paid. How would I fight this? If I were sacked I would find it difficult to secure another job.

Lawful situation and strategy.

I spoke to Alan McDonald who it turned out knew my dad from 25 years earlier and he knew I came from a respected family. McDonald Murholme provided me with easy options, ideas and a plan of how to combat my situation, including keeping my job for 12 months longer despite being stood down a number of times. When I was called to disciplinary meetings they attended as my support person. I was happy to be able to beat off false allegations. My lawyers pushed back for me making my employer aware that it was breaching my rights as an employee under the Fair Work Act. I felt empowered.

Outcome.

When I was finally ready to leave McDonald Murholme negotiated a package for me which equated to approximately five months of my salary, plus my entitlements (annual leave etc.) Later on I discovered that my former boss sacked its lawyers who also treated me badly.

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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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