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.

Our clients' satisfaction is pivotal to our own success.

  • 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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