Terminating someone's employment is always a difficult time and experience for both the employer and the employee.
It is legal for an employer to dismiss an employee:
When Fair Work Australia considers whether a dismissal is harsh, unjust or unreasonable, they take into account a range of factors including:
Since 1 January 2010, the National Employment Standards (NES) replaced the non pay rate provisions of the Australian Fair Pay and Conditions Standard (the Standard). Under the NES, the rules relating to redundancy and redundancy pay have been modified. The NES also cover notice periods when an employee is dismissed.
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