Tim McDonald



Tim practises in employment and industrial law, work health and safety, discrimination, bullying and harassment, management of injured workers and termination of employment.

Over the last 20 years, Tim has advised and represented private and public sector employers from a broad range of industries, such as insurance, security, clubs, hospitality, retail, health, manufacturing, clerical, transport and logistics, real estate, building and construction, schools and higher education. These clients include some of Australia's largest companies.

Tim was previously the Senior Adviser to the Commonwealth Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations. Prior to this role, he was the Director – Employment Relations of the Employer's Federation, a peak council, in which he acted in many landmark industrial cases and projects.

Tim is a Law Society of NSW Accredited Specialist in Employment and Industrial Law. Tim has served on numerous committees including the Executive Committee of the Industrial Relations Society, the Law Society's Specialist Accreditation Committee for Employment and Industrial Law, the Workplace Relations Policy Committee of the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Legal Policy Committee of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and as a Director of the Building and Construction Industry Long Service Leave Corporation.

Tim was awarded Employment and Industrial Lawyer of the Year by Lawyer Monthly for the past four years and is recommended as a leading work health and safety lawyer by Doyle's Guide.

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Sleighing employment risks during Christmas party season

The holiday season is just around the corner, and there's no doubt that one of the most anticipated events on your company's calendar is the annual Christmas party.

Published by Tim McDonald
18 October, 2023

New AHRC guidelines for positive duty to eliminate sexual harassment

The Australian Human Rights Commission (Commission) has released Guidelines for Complying with the newly enacted Positive Duty under the Sex Discrimination Act 1984 (Cth) (Act) (Guidelines).

Published by Tim McDonald
11 September, 2023

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