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Unfair Dismissal

Think you were unfairly dismissed?

Slater and Gordon's unfair dismissal lawyers have years of experience and can guide you through the often complex legal processes. We can offer you a simple, step-by-step guide to the unfair dismissal process, and a one-stop shop to finalise your claim.

Our online tool is easy to use and will determine if you are eligible to make an unfair dismissal claim with Slater and Gordon.

The process

Unfair Dismissal Process

Great value for money

We believe that everyday Australians should have access to affordable legal services. For $299 including GST, our online service will likely cost you around one-half of what other lawyers would charge.


Receive a 30-minute phone consultation with a Slater and Gordon lawyer. We have the experience and knowledge you need and we're committed to helping you get the best possible outcome.

Fixed price

A fixed price for our service means that there are no extra fees charged by Slater and Gordon, although you will have to pay a fee (currently $68.60) to the Fair Work Commission to lodge your claim. 

Fast and easy-to-use

The online tool takes around 30 minutes to use, and your claim can then be finalised in days. You can also save your claim and return at a later time to finish it.

You’ll need to act quickly - you only have 21 days after you’ve been dismissed to lodge a claim.

"I just wanted to express my gratitude for your prompt assistance in dealing with this matter. You definitely helped alleviate a lot of the stress that I was feeling in making the claim…you really were a tremendous help with everything. I will definitely recommend Slater and Gordon to anyone I know in the future who my require legal assistance. Once again, many thanks for your help." - Wendy from Victoria.

  • How it works

    Our tool is easy to use - there are 3 simple steps:

    First, you tell us your story. You answer a short series of questions on our website that will help figure out whether you're eligible to file a claim for unfair dismissal. You’ll also be asked to upload some documents relating to your employment – for example, your contract, recent payslips, and your dismissal letter. Answering these questions won't take long at all; most people will be able to complete the process in less than 30 minutes.

    Second, we assess your claim. A Slater and Gordon lawyer will review your information, and then have a complimentary 30-minute telephone consultation with you. This conversation will allow you to share your story in more detail, and make sure we know all the relevant facts to structure your claim to give it the best chance of success.

    Finally, we send the final claim to you, and you lodge it directly with the Fair Work Commission (we’ll give you easy-to-follow instructions on how to do this). They will then contact you to set up a conciliation meeting with your former employer. The majority of claims to Fair Work are settled at this phase, and our exclusive "Guide to Unfair Dismissal Conciliations & Hearings" (only available to users of our tool) will help you prepare for this meeting.

  • What you get

    Our service costs $299 inclusive of GST. For this, you receive:

    • A fast, easy-to-use tool to help determine whether you may have a claim for unfair dismissal, and one that we can help you with
    • Review of your situation by a Slater and Gordon lawyer
    • A complimentary 30-minute telephone consultation with a Slater and Gordon lawyer
    • Finalisation of your claim form by a Slater and Gordon lawyer
    • Easy-to-follow instructions on how to lodge your claim with the Fair Work Commission, and how to pay your lodgement fee to them
    • Our unique "Guide to Unfair Dismissal Conciliations & Hearings" that will help you through the rest of the process, including tips to handle the conciliation negotiation with your former employer

Online Unfair Dismissal Tool

Use our online tool to determine if you are eligible for an unfair dismissal claim with Slater and Gordon.

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