Small Business Fair Dismissal Code - Australian Government

Description

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.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by industry regulators and bodies.

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Comply All Small Business Fair Dismissal Code (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Fair Work Act 2009 AG

Regulation(s) name

Fair Work Regulations 2009 AG

Administering agency

Fair Work Commission

Contact details

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Enquiries

Fair Work Commission

Operating address: CML Building
Floor 2
17 - 21 University Avenue
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2600
Mailing address: GPO BOX 539
Canberra City, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Phone: 02 6209 2400
Phone: 1300 799 675
Fax: 02 6247 9774
Email: canberra@fwc.gov.au
Website: Fair Work Commission (Opens in new window)

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Enquiries

Fair Work Commission

Operating address: Terrace Tower
Level 10
80 William Street
Woolloomooloo, New South Wales 2011
Phone: 02 8374 6666
Phone: 1300 799 675
Fax: 02 9380 6990
Email: sydney@fwc.gov.au

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Fair Work Commission

Operating address: Northern Territory House
Floor 10
22 Mitchell Street
Darwin, Northern Territory 0800
Mailing address: GPO BOX 969
Darwin, Northern Territory 0801
Phone: 08 8936 2800
Phone: 1300 799 675
Fax: 02 8936 2820
Email: darwin@fwc.gov.au
Website: Fair Work Commission (Opens in new window)

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Fair Work Commission

Operating address: Central Plaza Two
Level 14
66 Eagle Street
Brisbane City, Queensland 4000
Mailing address: GPO BOX 5713
Brisbane, Queensland 4001
Phone: 1300 799 675
Phone: 07 3000 0399
Fax: 07 3000 0388
Email: brisbane@fwc.gov.au
Website: Fair Work Commission (Opens in new window)

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Fair Work Commission

Operating address: Level 6, Riverside Centre
North Terrace
Adelaide
South Australia 5000
Mailing address: Station Arcade
PO BOX 8072
Adelaide, South Australia 5000
Phone: 1300 799 675
Phone: 08 8308 9863
Fax: 08 8308 9864
Email: adelaide@fwc.gov.au
Website: Fair Work Commission (Opens in new window)

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Fair Work Commission

Operating address: Floor 1
39 - 41 Davey Street
Hobart, Tasmania 7000
Mailing address: GPO BOX 1232
Hobart, Tasmania 7001
Phone: 1300 799 675
Phone: 03 6214 0200
Fax: 03 6214 0202
Email: hobart@fwc.gov.au
Website: Fair Work Commission (Opens in new window)

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Fair Work Commission

Operating address: Level 4
11 Exhibition Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000
Mailing address: PO BOX 1994
Melbourne, Victoria 3001
Phone: 1300 799 675
Fax: 03 9655 0401
Email: melbourne@fwc.gov.au
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Enquiries

Fair Work Commission

Operating address: Floor 16
111 St Georges Terrace
Perth, Western Australia 6000
Mailing address: GPO BOX X2206
Perth, Western Australia 6001
Phone: 1300 799 675
Fax: 08 9481 0904
Email: perth@fwc.gov.au