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Unfair Dismissal Conciliation Toolkit

This Toolkit can assist you by providing information and insight into the Unfair Dismissal conciliation process so you are able to represent yourself.

This Toolkit can assist you by providing information and insight into the unfair dismissal conciliation process so you are able to represent yourself.

Provided that you are confident in your ability to present your own matter, and you use this Toolkit as a guide, then you should be well placed to participate in a conciliation without the need for legal representation — particularly as it is you, the employee/Applicant who usually has full knowledge and understanding of the circumstances that led to your unfair dismissal.

You can use this Toolkit if you:

  • Have lodged, or are about to lodge an unfair dismissal application with the Fair Work Commission (the FWC); or
  • Have already lodged and been given a time and date for a conciliation; and
  • Have explored the possibility of legal representation but have chosen to represent yourself, at least up to the conciliation stage of the process; and
  • Have the capacity to represent yourself in an unfair dismissal conciliation; and
  • Have sought legal advice (if applicable) to confirm that your unfair dismissal claim is the appropriate course of action for you in the context of other potential legal claims such as alleged discrimination, workplace injury, General Protections Dispute, and/or underpayment or contractual actions, that may be in a different legal jurisdiction. See JobWatch’s Fact Sheets on these topics for further information.

To download the Toolkit, click the “Download PDF” button on this page.

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Call our Telephone Information Service on Melbourne Metro (03) 9662 1933 or Regional Victoria, Queensland and Tasmania on 1800 331 617.

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