​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 |

Enforcing agreements - Unfair dismissal

If you and your employer settle the case, you can record this in a written settlement agreement. the Fair Work Commission (the Commission) may have provided you and the employer with a settlement agreement document to fill out, or you and the employer may have written your own settlement agreement. This agreement may also be called a 'Settlement Contract', 'Terms of Agreement', 'Terms of Settlement' or 'Deed of Release'.

You should read the settlement agreement carefully. Do not sign the agreement unless you understand and agree to it. Once you sign the agreement you will be bound by it.

If your employer does not follow the terms of your agreement, the steps you can take will depend on whether the agreement has been signed or not. 


    Alert IconYou should not file a Notice of Discontinuance with the Commission (a form that closes your case) until your employer has done what they agreed to do in the settlement agreement (for example, paid you compensation).

    You and your employer have both signed the agreement

    If you and your employer have both signed the agreement, it is a contract.

    If your employer doesn't follow the terms of the signed agreement, it is possible to enforce it.

    The Commission does not enforce the agreement. You should get legal advice about the steps you can take to enforce the agreement.

    Alert IconIf your employer doesn't follow the agreement you should take steps to enforce it as soon as possible. The time limit for making a claim in court for settlement money you are owed is 6 years.

    Alert IconYou are bound by any agreement that you have signed. If you make an agreement and later try to go back on it, your employer may be able to claim any costs that they incur to enforce the agreement.

    One or both of you have NOT signed the agreement

    If you and/or your employer did not sign the settlement agreement, you may be able to have your case re-listed before the Commission. Your case would then be treated in the same way as any other case that did not settle at conciliation.

    To re-list your case you can call or email the Commission and explain what has happened. T he Commission may then list your case for hearing. If you have any questions about re-listing your matter, you should contact the Fair Work Commission.

    For answers to commonly asked questions, see After the case - Frequently Asked Questions.
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