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DIY UNFAIR DISMISSAL
It is common for an employee to be self-represented in an unfair dismissal application. This product is designed to help you complete the application form, to give you the best chance of a successful outcome. There are 4 steps:
- Check and confirm you are protected from unfair dismissal with our online Questionnaire
- Watch the video of Carly Stebbing explaining how to complete and file your application
- Complete the form using our automation tool
- Review your completed form and file it with the Fair Work Commission.
The application must be lodged within 21 days after the dismissal took effect, although the Commission can grant an extension of time in exceptional circumstances (you shouldn’t count on this).
Lawyer Reviewed DIY Unfair Dismissal
This product is designed to give you peace of mind that your DIY unfair dismissal application is ready to be filed with the Fair Work Commission.
- Review your completed form and email it to us at [email protected] to check it is in good shape and ready to be filed with the Commission. We will make sure
you have addressed all of the necessary criteria the Commission will consider in determining whether the dismissal was harsh, unjust or unreasonable.
The application must be lodged within 21 days after the dismissal took effect, although the Commission can grant an extension of time in exceptional circumstances (you shouldn’t count on this). Please make sure you allow at least 3 business days for our review before the end of the 21 days otherwise an urgent fee will be applied.
From Our Blog
What is an unfair dismissal?
An unfair dismissal will occur when an employee has been dismissed, and the dismissal is harsh, unjust or unreasonable. If you are employed by small business, as defined by the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (the FWA), you will be unfairly dismissed if your dismissal was not consistent with the Small Business Fair Dismissal Code.
Are small business employees protected from unfair dismissal?
The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman has sought a review of the Small Business Fair Dismissal Code. If an employer employs less than 15 employees and complies with the Code, an employee cannot succeed in an unfair dismissal claim.