Unfair Dismissal

What is unfair dismissal?

If you have been dismissed within the last 21 days and were employed for at least six months you may be eligible to make an unfair dismissal claim in the Fair Work Commission.

Generally speaking, a dismissal is unfair if there was no valid reason for the dismissal or if your employer failed to follow a proper termination process. If you are successful in your claim, you can ask to be reinstated to your former position or receive financial compensation for lost income.

How do I make a claim?

The unfair dismissal process commences with the filing of an application in the Fair Work Commission within 21 days of your dismissal. The Fair Work Commission then convenes a conference between the parties to provide them with an opportunity to settle the dispute. If the parties cannot agree to settle the dispute, the Fair Work Commission issues directions to progress the matter to a final hearing before a member of the Commission.

The lawyers at Jewell Hancock Employment Lawyers have brought hundreds of successful unfair dismissal claims over the last ten years. We can assist you at every stage of the Fair Work Commission process, from preparing the application to appearing for you at the final hearing.

If you have been dismissed within the last 21 days, were employed for at least six months, and earned less than $158,500 per annum, you may also qualify for a free 30 minute consultation as well as our no-win no-fee service.

Contact us today to arrange a no-obligation confidential discussion with one of our experienced lawyers.

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