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In a perfect world, you wouldnʼt need to talk with us about unfair dismissal. In fact no workers would, because we would all be happy with our jobs and the treatment we receive from our employers. However, as someone that’s surfed to to this site, you're probably all too aware that unfair dismissal is an unfortunate reality of the professional world we work in.
The good news is that Australian employees now enjoy a greater range of protection from being unfairly dismissed than ever before. It is estimated that 6.7 million or 80 per cent of all employees are now covered by legislation that protects them from being dismissed unfairly. Statistics show that in the last financial year approximately 15,000 unfair dismissal claims were lodged across Australia.
As a dismissed employee, you may apply to the Fair Work Commission on the basis that your dismissal was “harsh, unjust or unreasonable”. This is commonly known as an unfair dismissal claim. The application must be lodged within 21 days of the dismissal coming into effect (usually the last day of work). Unfortunately, even if you believe your dismissal was unfair, you will not be able to make claim if you have been employed for less than six months or if you earn over $129,300 per year (as of 1 July 2013).
The Fair Work Commission may consider a dismissal to be unfair, because the reason the employer gave was not valid, or because it was not sufficient to warrant dismissal or because the process that the employer adopted was unfair (click here for some typical examples).
If the Fair Work Commission establishes that the dismissal was unfair, they may order the employer to pay you compensation, for example, for the salary that you would have earned had you remained in their employment. The maximum amount of compensation which can be awarded is 6 months’ pay.
There are many reasons why you might choose Employee Assist to handle your unfair dismissal claim. You may be persuaded by our reputation as the best specialist in Australia, or impressed by our case studies of exceptional outcomes. Perhaps knowing that last year we helped employees to recover over $1.5 million in unfair dismissal compensation will help make up your mind - as might the fact that if you donʼt win, you donʼt pay a fee.
Whatever the specific circumstances of your dispute, after a few minutes chatting to us youʼll realise that, above all else, we have the same goal as you - the very best result, with the minimum fuss possible.
So if you believe you have been unfairly dismissed, or unfairly treated in any way, and youʼre in need of the very best professional help on “no win, no fee” terms - get in touch with us today for a free phone consultation.