Tom Molan
Special Counsel, Melbourne
I work with public and private sector employers to assist them to identify and reconcile their legal and commercial objectives. I have expertise in employment litigation and strategy, including acting in complex breach of contract, post-employment restraint, unfair dismissal, general protections and discrimination claims. I also guide employers through challenging industrial relations issues.

I advise clients on the full range of employment law and industrial relations issues. Clients value my pragmatic approach and focus on commercial outcomes.

In addition to specific expertise in employment litigation, my experience includes working with clients to manage day-to-day workplace matters, discrimination, harassment and bullying issues and conducting and advising in investigations, and conducting training and compliance reviews. I also have substantial experience in assisting employers to manage workplace change.

I support clients operating in a range of sectors, including retail, banking, construction, telecommunications, information technology and health.

Career highlights

  • Acting for major banks in a number of complex general protections, unfair dismissal, and post-employment restraint matters.
  • Acting for a major insurer, advising in relation to numerous employment disputes, unfair dismissal, adverse action and discrimination claims, including appearing for insured parties.
  • Acting for a telecommunications company in complex bullying and general protections claims.
  • Acting for a major public health employer in a significant industrial dispute involving consultation obligations.
  • Advising major retailers and employers in the construction and telecommunications industries about complex industrial relations matters including in relation to enterprise bargaining.
  • Providing pro bono advice to individuals and social enterprises.