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The termination of someone's employment is a difficult time for both the employer and the employee. This section talks about how to make sure a dismissal is fair and lawful.

In this section

Termination of employment
What steps should an employer take to make sure a dismissal is fair? What can an employee do if they think they have been unfairly treated?
Unfair dismissal
Are you eligible to make a claim? Find out when to take action and who to contact. If you’re an employer learn how to ensure that a dismissal is not unfair and what to do when someone claims unfair dismissal.
Unlawful termination
The national workplace system protects an employee from being dismissed on certain grounds, including those that are discriminatory. Find out what unlawful termination means and how to take action.
How do you determine whether a redundancy is genuine and what action can you take? Do redundancy payments apply and how much should they be? This section can help you with these and other questions.
Small Business Fair Dismissal Code
The Small Business Fair Dismissal Code applies to small business employers in the national workplace relations system.
Notice periods
Under the National Employment Standards if an employer terminates the employment of a permanent employee, the notice period they must provide depends on the employee’s length of service. Find details here.
Final pay
Final pay is what the employer owes and must pay an employee, when the employer ends their employment. This section gives you details of what those entitlements are and tells you how the Fair Work Ombudsman can get involved if they are not paid.
Page last updated: 29 May 2012