Unfair Dismissals for Employees

      An unfair dismissal occurs when:

      1. An employee was dismissed from their employment (or forced to resign from their position)
      2. the dismissal was harsh, unjust or unreasonable
      3. the dismissal was not a case of genuine redundancy, and
      4. the dismissal was not consistent with the Small Business Fair Dismissal Code (if the employer was a small business employer)

      Where such a dismissal of employment occurs, employees have options to protect their rights and pursue compensation for any damages suffered.

      We can provide you with advice on making an application for an unfair dismissal remedy and help you understand your rights and the processes to be followed. If you believe that you have been unfairly dismissed from your employment then we have the expertise and experience to assist you.

      We can also provide you with advice on any other claims that may be available to you. These may include an unlawful termination claim or a general protection claim. All employees have various workplace rights and employers cannot take any adverse action against an employee for exercising one of those workplace rights. Adverse action includes dismissing an employee from their employment. If this has occurred then you may have a right to make a general protection claim.

      It is important to remember that strict time frames apply to making claims of this nature.

      If you require assistance with any application for an unfair dismissal remedy, please call or email:


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