Employment can end for a number of reasons. You might resign from your job voluntarily, finish your contract, be made redundant or even be dismissed for misconduct. Whatever the reason, you’ll need to deal with things like notice periods and final pay. In this section you will find everything you need to know about your – and your employers – rights and obligations. In this section you will find information on:
Most of the time, your employer should give you your final pay within seven days of your last day of work. But this can change depending on the award, agreement or contract that covers your workplace.
Serious misconduct refers to a significant violation of your terms of employment.
If your employer acts in a way that leaves you with no real choice but to resign this is known as a forced resignation.
Giving Notice & Resigning
If you want to resign from your job, you need to let your employer know and continue working until the required notice period is completed. You do not need to give a reason for resigning. However, an employer must provide a reason that is fair in the circumstances unless you are not covered by unfair…
Redundancy Pay, Redundancy Notice Periods and Entitlements
An employer can make a role redundant if they: Genuine reasons for redundancy can be because the business has moved to a new location, has restructured or has gone out of business. Redundancy refers to a specific role — not the person who performs it. Your employer cannot make someone redundant and then hire someone…
Unfair dismissal, discrimination and redundancy
All workers deserve to be treated fairly and with respect. There are special laws that prevent discrimination on the basis of your gender, race, cultural or religious background. And, under Fair Work laws, all workers who have served a qualifying period are legally protected from being sacked unfairly. In the current difficult economic times, it…