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If you have been dismissed (sacked) from your job, you may be able to make a claim that
Either claim must be made to the Fair Work Commission within 21 days of the date your employment was terminated. You cannot claim for both unfair dismissal and dismissal in breach of a general protection.
The main differences between an unfair dismissal and a general protections dismissal claim are:
For more information, see
Unfair dismissal and
General protections dismissal.
Before deciding what kind of application to make, you should get
legal advice. You may be able to choose whether to make an unfair dismissal application or a general protections dismissal application.
You may even have other options, such as a:
You should get
about your options
If you were dismissed, resigned or are still working for your employer, and you are owed money for unpaid wages and entitlements, you can make a claim even if you have also made an unfair dismissal claim or breach of general protections claim.
If you and your employer come to an agreement about a dismissal claim, and your employer agrees to pay you some money, you should get
legal advice about:
For more information about wages and entitlements and what you can do if you are owed money, see
Wages and entitlements.