Australian law provides comprehensive rights to employees regulating the employment relationship. It protects against wrongful dismissal and poor workplace cultures. McDonald Murholme has experienced lawyers giving employees access to those laws throughout Australia and internationally
Acting for employees with limited resources (but valuable legal rights) against powerful businesses, often with apparently unlimited resources, is always challenging. McDonald Murholme provides the legal knowledge and strategic advice to its clients to manage the challenge. Our advantage has been our personalised service and our ability to negotiate good outcomes, whatever the circumstances.
Identifying which laws apply to an employee’s problems is essential to the success of any claim. Employees have rights from the moment they apply for a job. Even during a probation or trial period, the law prohibits discrimination for non-work-related attributes eg. race, religion, colour, creed, marital status, gender and political opinion, to name just a few.
It gives workplace rights to an employee to raise complaints or concerns. It protects an employee against what might be described as anti-social conduct by a fellow employee. The protection exists from retaliatory action against an employee exercising workplace rights. See Employment Law Topics.