13th September 2016
Graham Harbord, Johnston Withers
You have just been dismissed from your employment. You think the dismissal was unfair. You are angry and upset and it’s time to see a specialist employment lawyer. MSI's Adelaide law member Johnston Withers provides a handy guide on what to do if you have been given an unfair dismissal.
You should not delay in getting legal advice. You only have 21 days from the date the dismissal takes effect to lodge an application in the Federal Fair Work Commission for instance, seeking reinstatement or compensation arising from an unfair dismissal.
Here is some initial information and a checklist to make sure that the lawyer gets all the information needed at the first appointment and that you get the most out of that appointment.
Here is some information that your lawyer will need to know, depending upon the circumstances.
The more organised you are, and the more you can provide the information set out above, the more helpful it will be for your lawyer to provide you with clear advice at the least possible cost. But don’t let not having everything put you off making an appointment. Remember, you need to act quickly as the 21 day time limit imposed by the Fair Work Act is very strict.
Johnston Withers is a mid-sized South Australian law firm with a social conscience. We have been serving our Adelaide and regional SA clients for nearly 70 years.
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