Jessica McDonald

Jessica McDonald
Senior Associate
Jessica McDonald

Jessica has extensive experience assisting private and public sector employers with handling complex employment, safety and discrimination matters. She represents and advises employers across a diverse range of industries and has appeared before both the Fair Work Commission and the Industrial Relations Commission of NSW.


Jessica's experience includes:

  • representing employers in general protections and unfair dismissal claims
  • advising employers in relation to employment, safety and discrimination issues including disciplinary action and redundancies
  • assisting with the employment aspects of corporate transactions including undertaking employment and safety legal due diligence
  • assisting employers with sensitive workplace investigations
  • providing modern award and enterprise agreement interpretation advice
  • reviewing employment contracts and policies, and
  • conducting training on employment and safety matters

Career highlights

Jessica's career highlights include:

  • assisting a large public sector client with managing a suspected systemic underpayment within its supply chain
  • representing a not-for-profit organisation in the safety prosecution arising from a double fatality
  • assisting a public sector client with ensuring it had satisfactorily addressed all complaints made by a serial complainant regarding corruption, collusion, theft, discrimination and bullying, and
  • undertaking a secondment with a large NSW Government agency in an industrial relations role

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