When a worker goes through the termination of their employment contract, it can often come at a time when termination of their employment is the result of an undeserving action by their employer against the interests of the worker, more commonly referred to as an 'unfair dismissal'.

Moreover, the unfair dismissal will often come at a time when the worker can least afford to engage representation in the Fair Work Commission or the relevant State Industrial Relations Commission or Tribunal to represent their interests in the unfair dismissal proceedings and until now, workers have been forced to consider the options available to them through law firms and over-stretched and under-resourced pro-bono community legal centres.

Workers First was the first Industrial Advocacy firm in Australia to offer a no-win-no-fee unfair dismissal agreement to unfairly dismissed workers who may not be able to afford up-front professional fees.

Whilst we reserve the right to offer or not to offer the no-win-no-fee agreement, based on our assessment of the merit of each case and the availability of resources.

Time limit
There is a strict twenty-one (21) day time limitation to lodge an unfair dismissal appeal, and except for exceptional circumstances, there is little prospect of appeals being accepted if they are lodged outside of this time limit for the unfair dismissal appeal being lodged.

What happens at a conference?
There is little doubt that an unfair dismissal appeal is a difficult thing for any person to endure, especially in circumstances where the worker is placed in extreme financial hardship because of the unfair dismissal.

Workers First, as your appointed agents in an unfair dismissal appeal will take care of everything for you in the conference.

Once we have your instructions regarding the matters which lead to the unfair dismissal and then the unfair dismissal appeal, we will design all submissions and make them for you on the day of the conference.

All you need to do is make sure that you have given us all of the relevant information to the unfair dismissal appeal in the Fair Work Commission, and we can develop your submissions from there.

To find out more about your rights and entitlements, please complete the form below, call our office on 0411 639 626 or email gethelp@workersfirst.com.au