​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 |
LawAccess NSW > Representing Yourself - LawAssist

The employer's response to your application

    ​​What happens after you make an application?

    After you apply, the Fair Work Commission (the Commission) will send the employer a notice telling them that you have made an unfair dismissal application. The notice will include:

    • a copy of your application
    • a document setting out when the conciliation will happen (a notice of listing)
    • a Form F3 - Employer's Response to Unfair Dismissal Application.

    What the employer has to do

    The employer must fill out form F3 to respond to your application.

    In the form the employer must state:

    • its name and address
    • the dates you were employed
    • the reason(s) you were dismissed
    • its response to the application
    • any jurisdictional or other objections to the application (for example: that the application was filed too late, or the employee was not covered by national unfair dismissal laws)
    • the number of employees that it employed when you were dismissed.

    The employer must return the form to the Commission and send a copy to you before the conciliation.

    The different ways an employer can send you a document are:

    • by email, if you put an email address on your application
    • by fax, if you put a fax number on your application
    • by registered post or express post to the address you put on your application
    • by leaving it with you or any person apparently over the age of 15 years at your home.

    If you do not receive a copy of the employer's response, you should contact the Commission.

    To see what an employer's response could look like, see Sample Employer's Response to Unfair Dismissal Application.

    Hint icon  If your employer does not file a form F3 with the Commission, the conciliation that has been listed for your matter will still go ahead at the scheduled time.

    What is a jurisdictional objection?

    A jurisdictional objection is when the employer says that there are legal reasons why the Commission cannot deal with your case. For example, the employer may say that you are not able to make an unfair dismissal application because you did not complete the minimum employment period or you made your application more than 21 days after the dismissal.

    If your employer has a jurisdictional objection about your application, your case will still go to a conciliation.

    For information about jurisdictional objections, see Hearing.

    For more information about when you can make an unfair dismissal application, see Can you apply? and What is unfair dismissal?

    Hint icon  If your employer simply says in their response that they disagree that you were unfairly dismissed, this is not a jurisdictional objection. If the employer says that they object to your application, or you do not understand anything in the employer's response, you should get legal advice.

    For answers to commonly asked questions, see Going to the Fair Work Commission - Frequently Asked Questions.