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Jessica Dawson-Field

Senior Associate
Jessica Dawson Field

Jessica Dawson-Field is an employment Senior Associate in Maurice Blackburn’s Melbourne office. She helps employees navigate a wide range of employment-related issues throughout their working life and has been recognised by the prestigious Doyle's Guide as a Rising Star in Employment & WHS Law in Victoria (2020 - 2022).

Practice Area

Employment issues



Jessica holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Juris Doctor. Before joining the firm, Jessica gained experience working in an employment and commercial litigation team for a top tier commercial firm, as well as a union. She was also a Student Research Fellow at the Centre of Employment and Labour Relations Law at the University of Melbourne.

Jessica's employment law results include:

  • instructing at the Fair Work Commission in three cases where an employee was reinstated after being unfairly dismissed
  • negotiating favourable exit packages for employees in circumstances of redundancy, bullying and discrimination
  • instructing in an urgent injunction application to restrain an employer from terminating an employee, and
  • assisting victims of sexual harassment and discrimination make complaints to State and Federal human rights commissions.

Memberships & accreditations 

  • Law Institute of Victoria | Member
  • Victorian Women Lawyers | Member
  • Young Workers Centre | Committee of Management | Chair
  • Western Community Legal Centre | Volunteer Alumni
  • Women's Legal Service | Volunteer Alumni


  • Doyle's Guide | VIC & AUS Rising Star Employment & WHS Law | 2020 - 2022

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