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Unfair Dismissals | General Protections Dismissals | Unlawful Terminations

HAVE YOU BEEN UNFAIRLY DISMISSED FROM EMPLOYMENT?

 

WERE YOU FIRED WITHOUT PRIOR WARNING?

SACKED EVEN AFTER PRESENTING A MEDICAL CERTIFICATE?

MADE REDUNDANT BUT YOUR POSITION IS ADVERTISED OR FILLED BY SOMEONE ELSE?

GIVEN NO OTHER OPTION BUT TO RESIGN?

EXPERIENCING MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES?

NOT GIVEN A CHANCE TO TELL YOUR SIDE OF THE STORY?

AMBUSHED BY AN UNEXPECTED DISCIPLINARY MEETING?

WAS YOUR DISMISSAL SIMPLY UNFAIR?


YOU NEED TO ACT FAST!

UNFAIR DISMISSAL CLAIMS HAVE A STRICT

21-DAY TIME LIMIT

Contact our team of employment lawyers and industrial advocates at Dismissals ‘R’ Us TODAY on

1800 434 733


SO, YOU’VE BEEN UNFAIRLY DISMISSED – 

WHAT WILL IT TAKE TO FIX IT?


Financial compensation

Financial compensation is a common outcome of most unfair dismissal claims.

Money can help you make ends meet until you can find that next job you are looking for.

The maximum amount you are eligible to receive for an unfair dismissal is 26-weeks pay, although most claims settle for less than this.

Rest assured that our employment lawyers and industrial advocates at Dismissals ‘R’ Us will work hard to negotiate substantial compensation for you either during the conciliation process – or during a full hearing in the Fair Work Commission or Industrial Relations Commission.

A chance to clear your name

It can be difficult to find new employment if you have been dismissed from your previous job.

Our expert unfair dismissal team at Dismissals ‘R’ Us will ensure that you can move on with your name and reputation intact.

We can negotiate a positive reference, a Letter of Service, a chance for you to resign and sometimes even a written apology.


What is an unfair dismissal?

An unfair dismissal happens when you are sacked in a harsh, unjust or unreasonable manner.

Harsh means your dismissal was disproportionate to the offence that you committed.

Unjust means your employer did not have a valid reason to sack you.

Unreasonable is when your employer acted unreasonably when dismissing you, or you were not given procedural fairness.

An unfair dismissal also happens when it is not consistent with the Small Business Fair Dismissal Code, or if the dismissal is not a genuine redundancy.

Not every dismissal qualifies as unfair, but that’s where our expert team at Dismissals ‘R’ Us can help. 

We can tell you if your claim has a chance of success and advise you of your best options moving forward.


Who is eligible to make an unfair dismissal claim?

You are eligible to make a claim for unfair dismissal:

  1.  If you are covered by a Modern Award or an applicable Enterprise Agreement.
  2.  If you earn less than $158,500 annually.
  3.  And if you have been employed for more than six months (12 months if you work for a small business with less than 15 employees).

The Fair Work Commission

Most unfair dismissal claims are adjudicated by the Fair Work Commission.

After we file your claim, your employer will be given an opportunity to respond.

The Commission will then invite you to participate in a conciliation conference.

The idea of the conciliation conference is to see if the matter can be settled between you and your employer before it is escalated further.

During conciliation, you may be be offered monetary compensation, or an apology, or a chance to resign, or a Letter of Service or a positive reference (or a combination of these) in exchange for agreeing to settle your claim.

Unfair dismissal matters that don’t settle at conciliation are escalated to a full hearing in the Fair Work Commission.


How we will help you

Our specialist unfair dismissal team at Dismissals ‘R’ Us will quickly assess your case and advise you of the following:

  • the likelihood of success
  • how much it will cost
  • and how long it will take

If we take on your case, we will:

  • handle all negotiations with your employer
  • file all relevant documentation in the Fair Work Commission, Industrial Relations Commission, or other relevant commission, court or tribunal
  • advocate for you in any mediation or conciliation conferences
  • represent you at any formal hearings or court proceedings
  • negotiate compensation on your behalf

Please know, our specialists at Dismissals ‘R’ Us have extensive experience with unfair dismissal matters, and will work hard to achieve a successful outcome for you.


WHY CHOOSE US?


Industry experts

Dismissals ‘R’ Us is part of the Supportah Network – a team of employment lawyers and industrial advocates who specialise in unfair dismissal, General Protections and unlawful termination claims.

We have had more than 10 years experience handling dismissal and General Protections claims for our clients in the Fair Work Commission and other commissions, courts and tribunals.

Strong record of success

Dismissals ‘R’ Us has filed thousands of unfair dismissal and General Protections claims on behalf of our clients.

If we can’t negotiate adequate compensation during the conciliation process, we will take your matter to a full hearing to ensure that you get the justice you deserve.

Affordable Access to Justice

We are proud to offer our clients Affordable Access to Justice.

We provide expert advice and representation at a price you can afford – based on your income.

Whether it’s filing documents, or representing you in conciliation sessions and full hearings, or advising you of your best options – our goal at Dismissals ‘R’ Us is to take the pressure and stress off you if you are fighting an unfair dismissal or General Protections claim or an unlawful termination.

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LAST UPDATED: March 2022

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