You will be required to comply with this code if you operate a small business. A small business is defined as any business with fewer than 15 employees. This is calculated on a simple headcount of all employees who are employed on a regular and systematic basis.
This code provides protection against unfair dismissal claims, where an employer follows the code. The Fair Work Commission will deem a dismissal to be fair if the employer follows the code and can provide evidence of this.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance that may be required.