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HR For Small Business For Dummies, Australian Edition by Paul Maguire

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Chapter 17

Employee Dismissal: A Matter of Fairness

In This Chapter

arrow Understanding which employees are protected

arrow Finding out what unfair dismissal actually means

arrow Learning the details of the Small Business Fair Dismissal Code

arrow Working your way through dismissal disputes

arrow Dismissing employees in Western Australia

arrow Knowing how unlawful dismissal is different

What I don’t like about office Christmas parties is looking for a job the next day.

Phyllis Diller

T he preceding quote is a classic gag from one of the great American comedians. As well as the humour, I love the self-deprecating digs. Claims of unfair dismissal against your small business, however, aren’t funny, and often finish up as bad jokes at your expense. In this chapter, I explain how to manage the end of the employment relationship in a manner that should not result in additional expense for your small business.

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