Dismissing an Employee – What Professional Advisors Need to Know

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Acting for Employers. How to ensure that you dismiss employees fairly and lawfully. There are many misconceptions about unfair or unlawful dismissal claims and what needs to be done to reduce the risk of a claim to the fair Work Commission, the Federal Circuit Court or the Federal Court. This presentation aims to assist all employers and their professional advisers in dealing with the very vexed issue of employee termination and the legal risks associated with dismissing an employee. The presentation will discuss the application of the unfair dismissal laws, the definition of “unfair dismissal”, the remedies available for unfairly dismissed employees and how to deal with an unfair dismissal claim at the Fair Work Commission. Practical examples from decisions of the Fair Work Commission will be discussed along with an analysis of the lessons learned to ensure that future terminations are handled fairly.

Recorded March 2017

Product Description

Key Learning Outcomes:

At the end of the session, the participant will be able to:

  • Identify what is an unfair dismissal;
  • Understand how the minimum employment period works;
  • Understand the procedural and jurisdictional issues that may arise with an unfair dismissal claim;
  • Have an overview of how to deal with serious misconduct or poor performance by an employee;
  • Have an overview of issues that can arise from a dismissal in breach of the general protections provisions of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth).


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About your Speaker


Bachelor of Economics, Monash University, 1974
Bachelor of Law, Monash University, 1977
Admitted to Practice as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria 1978,
Admitted to Practice as a Solicitor of Supreme Court of England and Wales April 1983,
Accredited Specialist in Workplace Relations by the Law Institute of Victoria since 3 November 2003

Philip is a Director practising in the NevettFord Melbourne office. He is a respected litigator with 30 years experience and head of the firm’s Litigation/Workplace Relations Practice Group. An accredited specialist in Workplace Relations, Philip has a strong commercial litigation practice across all jurisdictions. Philip is also involved in assessing and managing risk and providing legal services for major clients. Philip has acted for over 12 years and is a highly regarded adviser to a major religious and charitable institution.

Further Information

This one hour seminar = 1 CPD unit for one fee earner only. Please contact us if you require other fee earners in your firm to watch and record this a part of their CPD requirements (additional charges will apply).

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