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Checklist: Making a general protections dismissal application

 

Checklist icon  You can print this checklist. It may help you to decide whether to make a general protections dismissal application to the Fair Work Commission (the Commission) if you have been dismissed from your job.

Alert Icon  This checklist is not legal advice. Before you make an application you should get legal advice. There are time limits for making an application.


Check boxAre yo​u covered by national employment laws?

Most employees (and some independent contractors) in NSW are covered by national laws about general protections in the workplace.

 

If you are an employee working in NSW, you are not covered if you are employed by the NSW government, a local council, or a NSW state government owned corporation.

For more information, see Can you apply?

 

Check boxAre you in time to make an application?

  • If you have been dismissed there are strict time limits to meet. An application to the Fair Work Commission must be made within 21 days of the date you were dismissed
  • It is possible for the Commission ​to accept late applications, but only in exceptional circumstances.

For more information, see Time limits.

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Check boxIs one of the reasons you were dismissed because you used or tried to use your rights?

Some of the rights that are protected are:

 

  • the right to get paid your wages, take leave and get other entitlements at work
  • the right to make complaints or inquiries
  • the right to take part in (or not take part in) industrial activities
  • freedom from discrimination
  • the right to be temporarily absent from work because of illness or injury
  • the right not to be forced to enter into sham contracting arrangements

For more information, see What are general protections?

 

* If you ticked yes to all of the questions above, you may be able to make a general protections dismissal application. Before making an application, you should get legal advice to find out if this is the right step for you. ​