Sometimes a career change can be forced upon you. You could be dismissed if your role or position has been made redundant. This may happen if your employer:

  • decides they no longer want your job to be done by anyone
  • is bankrupt or insolvent
  • is going through a relocation, merger, takeover or restructure
  • introduces new technology (i.e. your job can be done by a machine).

Redundancy payments

The set out what redundancy pay may apply to an employee on the termination of their employment.

There may be various situations when you’re .

If you are eligible for payments, you can .

If you believe you've not received the right amount of redundancy pay, contact the on 13 13 94 for help in recovering your outstanding entitlements.

You may be entitled to financial help from the Australian Government if your employer went bankrupt or into liquidation. There are 2 schemes depending on the date of the bankruptcy or liquidation. They are the:

  • —on or after 5 December 2012
  • —before 5 December 2012, and only in limited circumstances.

Unfair dismissal

Trò chơi xổ số Việt NamIf you think you have been unfairly dismissed, you can contact the . They will and may decide if your dismissal or termination was:

  • harsh, unjust or unreasonable
  • .

Before making an unfair dismissal complaint you should speak to your employer.

Find out how to .

Support and advice

Trò chơi xổ số Việt NamIf you have recently been dismissed or affected by redundancy, you can access support and advice through a range of services, including:

  • —helps reconnect people recently dismissed from their jobs with job opportunities (you can also phone 13 62 68).
  • —offers financial support and help to find a new job (you can also phone 13 24 68).
  • Career counselling—speak with a career adviser to find careers that suit your skills.
  • —offers legal advice for people dismissed unfairly (you can also phone 1300 651 188).
  • Your union—provides information about your workplace rights.

Related links

  • —applies to businesses with less than 15 employees.
  • Losing your job or income—information on financial assistance, rebates, concessions and finding work.
  • Career advice—improve your skills to get back into the workforce or plan and start a new career.