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What is unfair dismissal?

Unfair dismissal is when an employee is dismissed from their job in a harsh, unjust or unreasonable manner.

If you do not correctly manage an employee’s termination from your business, you could find yourself open to a claim of unfair dismissal.

The proper process to sack a worker can be complex, and can involve workplace investigations, written warnings, and official face-to-face meetings.

Unfair dismissals are ultimately decided by the Fair Work Commission, and if not handled correctly, they can result in you having to pay compensation to your employee, or you might even have to give them their job back.

If you are a small business with less than 15 employees, there are different rules for unfair dismissal, which are outlined in the Small Business Fair Dismissal Code.

Employer Advisors are experts in managing dismissal from employment.

Our consultants understand the Fair Work Act intimately, and can help you navigate your way through this tricky process, minimising the risk of facing costly and time consuming claims of unfair dismissal.

So if you are facing a claim, or are considering terminating an employee, it is important to act fast and call us today!

We are open from 8:00am to 6:00pm (Queensland time) Monday to Friday, but will make appointments after hours as well by arrangement.

For more information call Employer Advisors on

1300 853 837


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