​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 |

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After the case - General protections dismissal

If you made a general protections application about your dismissal, the case will end when one of the following has happened:

  • you reach an agreement with your employer
  • you discontinue (end) the case
  • the Fair Work Commission makes a decision after arbitration 
  • the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia makes a decision after a hearing.

Alert icon This section will help you if you have come to an agreement to settle your case, or the Fair Work Commission or Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia has made a decision in your case. If you have been to a mediation or conciliation conference at the Fair Work Commission (the Commission) and the Commission issued a certificate, the next step is to either:

After the case has ended, you should consider the following:


    Enforcing agreements

    If you settled the case with your employer, they may have agreed to reinstate you or pay you compensation. If your employer does not do what they agreed, it is possible to enforce the agreement.

    For more information, see Enforcing agreements.

    Enforcing orders

    If your employer doesn't follow an order made by the Fair Work Commission or Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia, it is possible to enforce the order.

    For more information, see Enforcing orders.

    Appeals

    An appeal is an application to a higher court asking that the decision of a lower court be changed or cancelled.

    Appealing a decision of the Fair Work Commission

    If you think the Fair Work Commission (the Commission) has made a mistake in your case, it may be possible to appeal to the Full Bench (three members) of the Commission. You can't appeal just because you disagree with the decision.

    What does the Commission consider?

    You may be able to appeal if you think the Commission made a mistake about the law or about what happened (this is called an 'error of fact').

    Alert iconAppealing a decision can be complicated. Before you appeal, you should get legal advice.

    Alert iconThink carefully before you appeal. If the Commission thinks that your appeal case was clearly weak and you had no chance of winning, it can order you to pay the respondent's legal costs in the appeal case.

    How long do you have to appeal

    You must appeal within 21 days of the decision being made. If you want to appeal, you must get permission (seek leave) from the Commission.

    If it has been more than 21 days since the decision was made, you may still be able to appeal. However, you will need to ask for an extension of time and explain why you did not file your appeal within the time limit.

    Alert iconBefore you appeal, you should get legal advice.

    Appealing a decision of the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia

    If you think the Court made a mistake in your case, you may be able to appeal. You can't appeal just because you disagree with the decision.

    When can you appeal?

    You may be able to appeal if you think the court made a mistake about the law or about what happened (this is called an 'error of fact').

    Alert iconAppealing a decision can be complicated. If you lose, the Court may order you to pay the other side's legal costs in the appeal case. Before you appeal, you should get legal advice.

    How long do you have to appeal?

    You must appeal within 21 days of the decision being made.
    If it has been more than 21 days since the decision was made, you may still be able to appeal. However, you will need to ask for an extension of time and explain why you did not file your appeal within the time limit.

    Alert iconBefore you appeal, you should get legal advice.

    Frequently Asked Questions

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