Unfair Dismissal

Under Australian Law, employees have a right to get their job back or receive compensation if they have been unfairly dismissed.

No win. No fee.

If you’ve been unfairly dismissed, you need to act now. We understand that being dismissed unexpectedly can cause real financial stress so we offer a no win, no fee cost arrangement for the cases we take on.

Our experienced lawyers are ready to help and can provide a free assessment of your case.

We know your rights & we will fight for you.

Not sure if you have a case? There are many ways in which a dismissal from a job may be unfair, for example:

  • the allegations were not true;
  • you were not given a chance to explain the situation or events;
  • they did not give you a chance to improve your performance or behaviour;
  • the dismissal was heavy handed given the allegations; or
  • your personal, family and financial situation makes the dismissal unreasonable. 

Each case is different and requires careful consideration of the facts against what the law says.

Get a free assessment of your unfair dismissal case by one of our lawyers.

What compensation can I ask for in an Unfair Dismissal Claim?

How much you are able to claim will depend on a number of factors such as; your years of service, age, prospects of finding another similar paid job, or injury you may have suffered.

Our experienced Unfair Dismissal lawyers know your rights and will fight for you and all your entitlements.

Contact us for an obligation-free consultation to discuss your potential compensation.

What is the process for bringing an Unfair Dismissal Claim?

Each claim is unique, and it is important that the right claim is put forward in the first instance to maximise the potential benefit of the legal proceedings. Cooper Green Lawyers will take the time to listen to your story and assess your claim on its merits.

After our positive assessment of the claim, if you wish for Cooper Green Lawyers to act for you as your Lawyers, we will draft and file the necessary applications and forms, as well as manage the case, communicate with your former employer (and their Lawyers) and represent you before the Fair Work Commission.

How are the fees calculated?

We understand that a dismissal from employment can be an unexpected event and it can cause a significant amount of stress and strain on your personal finances. This is why we have developed a no win, no fee cost arrangement, which is designed to enable you to protect and enforce your legal rights without the risk of losing even more.

If we believe that you have a genuine Unfair Dismissal Claim, we will offer you a transparent no win, no fee agreement.

Are there time limits?

Time is a critical factor in Unfair Dismissal cases. If you have been unfairly dismissed you need to act quickly and get the right lawyer behind your case from the outset.

Unfair Dismissal applications should be filed within 21 days of dismissal from employment. If you do not file your claim within the required timeframe, there is a real risk you might lose your rights to bring an Unfair Dismissal Claim. There are rare circumstances in which the Fair Work Commission will accept a late Unfair Dismissal Claim, so you need to act quickly and get the right help.

Contact us now for a free assessment of your case by one of our lawyers.


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