​ሕግንና ደንብን በተመለከተ እርዳታ ማግኘት ይፈልጋሉን? - Amharic | هل تحتاج لمساعدة قانونية؟ - Arabic | ܤܢܝܼܩܵܐ ܝ݇ܘ̤ܬ ܠܗܲܝܵܪܬܵܐ ܩܵܢܘܿܢܵܝܬܵܐ؟ - Assyrian | Need Legal Help? - Auslan | Treba li vam pravna pomoc? - Bosnian | Burmese â Need Legal Help? | 需要法律帮助吗? - Chinese Simplified | 需要法律幫助嗎? - Chinese Traditional | Trebate li pravnu pomoć? - Croatian | ضرورت به کمک قانونی دارید؟ - Dari | Wïc Kuɔɔny në Wɛ̈t Löŋ? - Dinka | آیا به کمک حقوقی نیاز دارید؟ - Farsi | Gadreva na Veivuke Vakalawa? - Fijian | Kailangan ninyo ba ng tulong na panglegal? - Filipino | Besoin d’aide juridique ? - French | Χρειάζεστε βοήθεια σε νομικά ζητήματα - Greek | क्या आपको कानूनी सलाह चाहिए? - Hindi | Butuhkan Bantuan dalam Masalah Hukum? - Indonesian | Hai bisogno di assistenza legale? - Italian | ត្រូវការជំនួយលើបញ្ហាផ្លូវច្បាប់ឬទេ? - Khmer | 법적인 도움이 필요하십니까? - Korean | Ви треба ли помош со правни работи? - Macedonian | कानूनी सहयोग चाहिएको छ? - Nepalese | Necessita de ajuda com questões jurídicas? - Portuguese | Вам нужна юридическая помощь? - Russian | E Manaomia Fesoasoani i Mea Tau Tulafono? - Samoan | а ли вам треба помоћ у правним питањима? - Serbian | Ma u baahan tahay Caawimmad xagga sharciga ah?- Somali | ¿Necesita ayuda con cuestiones jurídicas? - Spanish | சட்ட உதவி தேவையா? - Tamil | ท่านต้องการความช่วยเหลือทางด้านกฎหมายไหม? - Thai | Fiema’u ha tokoni Fakalao? - Tongan | Yasal Danışmaya İhtiyacınız mı var? - Turkish | Cần Được Giúp Đỡ Về Luật Pháp? - Vietnamese |

Hearing - General protections dismissal​

    What is a hearing?

    A hearing is where you and the employer each present your side of the story to the judge and ask them to make a decision about your case.

    A hearing is the next step if you and your employer cannot come to an agreement at mediation. A hearing date will be set on a different day, usually several months after the mediation has taken place.

    At a hearing, you will be given a chance to present your evidence (including any witnesses). The employer will also have the chance to present their evidence. After this, a judge will make a decision in your case and make orders. The orders made could include an order that:

    • you be reinstated to your job
    • you be paid compensation
    • your employer pay a fine (penalty)
    • you get paid some of your legal costs.

    Preparing for hearing

    Before the hearing you should start preparing your case. The Federal Circuit Court will make directions telling you:

    • the date of the hearing
    • what you must do before the hearing (for example, file witness statements by a certain date).

    For more information on how to prepare for the hearing, see Preparing for the hearing - Step by step guide.

    Presenting your case at hearing

    Before you go to the hearing, you need to understand how a hearing works and plan how you are going to present your case. For more information, see Presenting your case at the hearing - Step by step guide.

    For answers to commonly asked questions, see Going to the Federal Circuit Court - Frequently Asked Questions
    Applicant and respondent in a hearing for a general protections dismissal claim in the Federal Magistrates Court