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Jessica McDonald

Jessica McDonald
Senior Associate
Workplace Relations & Safety
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.

Experience

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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