What is Unfair Dismissal?
Unfair dismissal is when you are sacked in a way that is considered to be harsh, unreasonable or unjust. Basically, employers have the right to terminate employees but only if they have a “valid reason” and the employee is given “procedural fairness”.
If you are sacked without a vaild reason and/or the process was unfair, you may have a case for unfair dismissal.
Access to unfair dismissal laws is critical to ensure both that workers can challenge an unfair termination, and to act as a deterrent to employers who would dismiss workers unfairly and without regard for the difficulty that termination can cause. Unfair dismissal laws also play in important role in creating safe and fair workplaces.
Under the new laws, other than workers who have not served the necessary qualifying period, or who earn over the income threshold, all workers can access unfair dismissal.
If you feel you have been unfairly dismissed contact us today.