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Employment law and workplace lawyers for employees

Maurice Blackburn’s employment lawyers have a proven track record in providing advice and representation on a wide range of complex legal issues, from navigating workplace investigations, negotiating the terms of employment contracts and recovering bonus payments. That’s because our employment law division is recognised nationally as Australia’s leading employment law practice for employees.


Workplace Sexual Harassment: Compensation on the rise

Amid fierce public debate around the proposed solutions, there has been an upward trend in compensation awards in sexual harassment matters.

Mia Pantechis

Respect@Work: the key changes in Australia’s sexual harassment laws

On 2 September 2021, Federal Parliament passed the Sex Discrimination and Fair Work (Respect at Work) Amendment Bill 2021.

Mia Pantechis

Can Australian employers force workers to get the COVID vaccine?

An Australian company became the first to mandate vaccines for all of its workers – but is it legal for your workplace to force you to be vaccinated?

Giri Sivaraman

COVID in the workplace – a challenge for employers

As the COVID-19 vaccination rollout increases, it is timely to review the strategies employers should implement to minimise or eliminate the risk of the virus entering or spreading within the workplace.

Giri Sivaraman

The Coalition’s response to sexual harassment is being mimicked by employers defending their own claims

There has been a recent outpouring of outrage as a toxic workplace culture at Federal Parliament has been exposed, highlighting a workplace culture that is hostile towards women and unsafe.

Mia Pantechis

Maurice Blackburn welcome the Ministerial Taskforce on Workplace Sexual Harassment, saying the measure will help to raise awareness in workplaces throughout Victoria.

Employment Law Team

Win for workers: TWU holds Qantas to account for replacing employees with cheap contract labour

A Federal Court judgment has ruled that Qantas’ outsourcing of 2,000 workers is unlawful under the Fair Work Act.

Josh Bornstein

Unions seek leave to appeal to High Court over sick leave for Qantas workers

Thousands of Qantas workers were stood down in March 2020 but were denied their sick, carers and compassionate leave.

Employment Law Team

COVID-19 Vaccine and your workplace: what you need to know

We answer key questions about your workplace rights when it comes to the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine. 

Giri Sivaraman

Our commended team

Our employment law division, headed by high-profile legal expert Josh Bornstein, is recognised nationally as Australia’s leading employment law practice by Doyle's Guide.

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Australia's Leading Employment Law Firm

(Employee & Union Representation), Doyle's Guide, 2021

Experts in Employment law

Our team has an outstanding record of achieving terrific outcomes for employees in both the private and public sector. We assist our clients with a combination of strategy, tenacity and compassion.

Step 1

Call us on 1800 810 812 to book an initial consultation. Your first consultation costs $690 (incl GST).

Step 2

At your one hour consult our lawyers will provide advice on your situation, the best action to take, and next steps. This consult is charged at a fixed fee.

Step 3

Most of our cases are resolved out of court, and discretion is assured.

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