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Unfair Dismissal Overview

When someone lodges an application for unfair dismissal remedy they are beginning a formal legal process. When the application is lodged, a copy of the application is sent to the employer, and the Fair Work Commission will contact them to ask them to respond to the application.

Where possible, the Commission tries to resolve unfair dismissal applications by agreement.

The key steps in the unfair dismissal application process are:

  1. A former employee sends an unfair dismissal application to the Commission, and the Commission sends a copy of the application to the employer.

  2. The employer is required to respond to the application and submit any jurisdictional objections they may have to the clai