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I have been dismissed within my probation period – can I take any legal action?

There are two causes of legal action you may take at the Fair Work Commission if you have been dismissed within your probation period.

You may file a General Protections claim regardless of the length of your employment where you believe dismissal was due to discrimination based on your race, age, gender and other such attributes.

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I have been called into a disciplinary meeting. What should I do?

Being called in for a disciplinary meeting can be a stressful time. However, if you are asked to attend such a meeting, there a number of actions you can take to ensure your rights are protected.

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“What constitutes ‘reasonable overtime’ and can I say no?”

It is common for employment contracts to include a clause that an employee may be expected to work ‘reasonable overtime’ at no extra cost to the employer and without overtime rates. In many Modern Awards, the employee’s “ordinary hours of work” refers to their typical hours of work.

User Guide to the Fair Work Act

This is your best guide to the complex Fair Work Act. It makes navigating the act easy.

Accessing the Law

Lots of laws apply to you

Multiple laws will apply to your individual case.

Fair Work Act 2009 - protection and compensation

Find out how this Act influences your case.

Dealing with misleading conduct by your employer

The Competition and Consumer Act 2010 limits the way employers can conduct themselves.

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