​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 |

Mediation - General protections dismissal

    What is mediation?

    Mediation is an informal way of solving a problem. At mediation, a neutral person (the 'mediator') helps people involved in a dispute come together to discuss the issues and reach agreement. The mediator's role is to help the parties to communicate and come up with solutions. A mediator will not take sides and cannot give you legal advice.

    If you are ordered to attend mediation by the Federal Circuit Court, the mediator will usually be a registrar of the court.

    How is mediation arranged?

    At the first directions hearing, the orders made usually include an order about you and your employer contacting the registry to arrange a mediation date. You can contact the registry to organise a date, time and place available for mediation. Make sure it's a date that you are able to attend.

    You should contact the registry where you filed the application. Contact details of each registry can be found on the Federal Circuit Court website.

    Does it cost anything?

    If you are ordered to attend mediation by the Federal Circuit Court, you won't have to pay anything for the mediation of your general protections dismissal claim.

    What should I do to prepare?

    To prepare for mediation, you should:

    • learn about the mediation process
    • think about the issues
    • work out what you want
    • understand your legal rights
    • think about the options for ending the dispute
    • understand your emotions
    • plan how to communicate
    • find out about interpreters
    • gather documents and information.

    For more information, see Preparing for mediation - Step by step guide.

    Where do I go?

    When you contacted the registry to arrange mediation you would have been told where it was being held. If you are unsure, you should contact the registry again. Contact details of each registry can be found on the Federal Circuit Court website.

    What happens at mediation?

    Every mediation is different. However, generally mediation will follow a set format. You and the employer will each tell your side of the story and then there will be time for discussion with each other and also with the mediator in private sessions.

    For more information, see Going to mediation.

    For answers to commonly asked questions, see Going to the Federal Circuit Court - Frequently Asked Questions.
    People at mediation in the Federal Magistrates Court