About

Domonique McRae is a solicitor in the Employment Team. She advises on all aspects of contentious and non-contentious employment law issues for both businesses and individuals at each stage of the employment life cycle. 

She has a wide-range of experience in advising on employment related issues, from drafting employment contracts and policies, to managing performance or conduct concerns. She is also experienced in providing more strategic advice in respect of restructuring exercises or the impact of the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (TUPE) on mergers and acquisitions or tendered services.

Domonique advises clients in a broad range of sectors and is valued for her "no nonsense" approach. 

She has also represented both claimants and respondents in complex employment tribunal claims and also in high value contract disputes or the enforcement of restrictive covenants in the civil courts. She is as adept at managing multi-claimant claims as she is at defending them. 

Recent work
  • Assisted a large employer to implement a large scale restructuring and redundancy exercise which resulted in a number of dismissals. 
  • Advised a nationwide leisure business on the employment aspects of a large property acquisition.
  • Acted on behalf of an individual in an appeal concerning the proportionality aspect of a justification defence pleaded in respect of a claim for discrimination arising from a disability.
  • Successfully acted on behalf of eight individuals in claims for unfair and wrongful dismissal following a TUPE transfer and secured costs against the respondent at first instance. The award of costs was challenged by the respondent, the outcome of which was reported in the Industrial Case Reports - Swissport Ltd v Exley [2017] ICR 1288 - and which was the first appellate authority on the impact of damages based agreements on the Employment Tribunal's costs jurisdiction.
Did you know
Despite yearning for sunnier climes, Domonique is a keen snowboarder. 
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