What can I do if I am unfairly dismissed?

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Unfair dismissal is a significant concern for employees as it can lead to financial hardship and emotional stress. Under Australian employment law, employees have rights and protections against unfair dismissal.

If an employee believes they have been unfairly dismissed, they can seek recourse through various legal options. Firstly, they can raise the issue with their employer and attempt to resolve the matter through internal procedures or negotiations.

If the internal process fails, the employee can lodge an application for unfair dismissal with the Fair Work Commission. They will assess whether the dismissal was harsh, unjust, or unreasonable based on factors such as procedural fairness and the validity of the reasons for termination.

In some cases, Fair Work may order reinstatement or compensation for the unfairly dismissed employee. However, it is important to note that there are strict time limits for lodging an unfair dismissal claim.

Geelong Legal can provide expert advice and representation for employees facing unfair dismissal. Our Geelong employment lawyers can guide you through the legal options available and help you pursue a fair resolution to your employment dispute.

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