Unfair dismissal



Nothing costs nothing: why unjustified dismissal procedures should not apply to the highly paid

This document tells the history of New Zealand’s unjustified dismissal provisions and explains their effect. It also outlines the economic case for narrowing the application of unjustified dismissal rules and recommends amendments to the Employment Relations Act 2000 (ERA).

Promoting compliance through behavioural insights

This report looks at how behavioural insights techniques could be applied to reduce costs and barriers to access for employers and employees who use the Fair Work Commission’s services, and improve overall compliance with unfair dismissal and enterprise agreement lodgment requirements.

Review of the Small Business Fair Dismissal Code

The Small Business Fair Dismissal Code was formed in recognition that small business owners do not have the time or expertise to navigate the complexity of the unfair dismissal system. This review report recommends a suite of changes to help small business employers meet their...

Unfair dismissal policy in the small business sector

The committee argues that government policy on unfair dismissal, in the light of inconclusive evidence, has its basis in an ideological position which has little relevance to the real problems that face small businesses. The claim that exempting small business from unfair dismissal laws will...

Submission to the Inquiry into the Provisions of the Workplace Relations Amendment (Termination of Employment) Bill 2002

This submission to the Senate Employment, Workplace Relations and Education Committee in its inquiry into the Termination of Employment Bill 2002 examines the latest government attempt to amend unfair dismissal laws. This Bill is goes beyond changing the rules for small business. Using the Commonwealth's...