The most common and fatal mistake that executives make when considering legal advice about their legal rights, and the strategies to best utilise those rights, is to engage an employment lawyer with a history of representing employers.
Why would that not make sense? Because executives (including employee Directors) must look at their situation from the standpoint of an employee. A lawyer who represents corporations, no matter how capably, will probably struggle to see the employee’s situation from the opposite viewpoint.
McDonald Murholme is pro-business but holds business accountable to the full extent that the law allows, no matter how sophisticated or how bonded the employee executive-client is to their employer.
McDonald Murholme understands better than anyone that all executives and other employees often find it difficult to stand up to an employer who is powerful, and who they have assisted in building the business with undivided loyalty.
McDonald Murholme understands that the employee-director executive places a high value on reputation. Any action taken by McDonald Murholme must put your reputation on equal footing with compensation as the top priority in the delivery of legal service.
McDonald Murholme has represented hundreds of executives and senior employees winning millions of dollars, without making headlines. There are many possible claims for an executive including under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (not Unfair Dismissal but other more powerful remedies), the Common Law, and the Consumer Law (old trade practices).