It’s essential that terminating a staff member’s employment complies with Australia’s workplace rules and employment law. Unfortunately, many smaller businesses slip-up with how they dismiss their staff.

The Fair Work Ombudsman states, “Commonwealth workplace laws have rules about terminating employment. These rules establish whether the termination of the employment was unlawful or unfair, what entitlements an employee is owed at the end of their employment, and what must be done when an employee is dismissed because of redundancy.”

It’s important to note that avoiding unfair and unlawful employment termination is a preventable HR risk.

Download Chapter 5 of our new Knowledge Guide and ensure your business has a clear understanding of the risks that may arise when dismissing staff… and leave nothing to chance.

Download Chapter 5: Risks when Dismissing Staff.

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