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John Monroe

John Monroe is a special counsel in the firm's Labour, Employment, and Workplace Safety practice. He acts in employment, industrial, and discrimination matters for a broad cross-section of employers, with particular experience in the healthcare, sporting, fitness, education, research, government, and manufacturing sectors.

With a passion for industrial disputes, John regularly  works with employers to manage industrial matters such enterprise bargaining, industrial action, collective entitlements claims, implementing workplace change and enterprise agreement disputes.

John also represents clients in a wide range of litigation, including the defense of general protections, unfair dismissal, unpaid entitlements, discrimination and anti-bullying claims, and in responding to investigations by regulators such as the Fair Work Ombudsman.

He is able to provide practical and timely advice regarding performance management, ill and injured workers and non-competition. John is also skilled at dealing with complex questions of award coverage, having acted for several representative organisations in the four yearly review of modern award.

  • Listed in the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Australia™ for Labour and Employment Law, 2023-2025
  • Volunteer, WEstJustice, Western Community Legal Service
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