Factsheets: Ending Employment

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:

Forced Resignation

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

Redundancy Pay An employer can make a role redundant if they: Can show that it’s genuinely no longer required by the business Have consulted the workforce in accordance with requirements in the relevant award or agreement Have offered any affected employees a suitable alternative role, where reasonable Genuine reasons for redundancy can be because the…


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…