Australians are known around the world as hard workers. We're not afraid to roll up our sleeves and get our hands dirty. We have some of the highest wages in the world and have a legal system that protects the rights of our workers. While our country is far from perfect, we have a good legal system in place to protect employees when they have been unfairly treated. Despite this, unfair dismissal is a reality that many Australians have to deal with. Fortunately, we have Unfair Dismissal Laws in place to protect our legal rights as workers. These Laws provide employees with the ability to apply to the Fair Work Commission to seek reinstatement or compensation when they are unfairly terminated from their work. If you find yourself in this situation, seek advice from a Lawyer that specialises and has recent experience in Employment Law.
What is unfair dismissal?
A dismissal is considered to be unfair if it is harsh, unjust or unreasonable. In some circumstances, the employer must first issue a warning before they dismiss an employee.
Figuring out whether you have been unfairly dismissed or not can be quite complicated and involved, therefore it is always best to discuss with a Lawyer such as Cairns Employment and Workplace Lawyers. Cairns Employment and Workplace Lawyers have a thorough knowledge of Employment Law and have been helping Cairns locals for many years.
What you should do if you have been unfairly dismissed
- Once you have decided to make a claim for unfair dismissal, you need to act fast, as there are strict time limits in place. You must apply to the Fair Work Commission within 21 days of the dismissal date.
- Gather information on your dismissal as soon as possible. Documents and witnesses are helpful if possible.
- Seek legal advice from a Lawyer such as Cairns Employment and Workplace Lawyers who specialise in Employment Law.
If your employment has been terminated and you are not sure whether you should make an unfair dismissal claim, contact Cairns Employment and Workplace Lawyers to arrange a free 30-minute legal consultation. In most situations, we can provide you with a fixed fee price to represent you so that you know exactly what you are getting and at what price. No win, no fee arrangements are also available in some circumstances.
Cairns Employment and Workplace Lawyers
1/15 Spence St, Cairns City QLD 4870