Within the Fair Work Act 2009, general protections are in place to:
- protect your workplace rights
- protect your freedom of association
- provide protection for you from workplace discrimination
- provide effective relief for you if you've been discriminated against, victimised, or experienced other unfair treatment.
If you've been dismissed and believe there's been a breach of the general protections that apply to you, you can lodge a general protections dismissal application. The application must be lodged within 21 days of your employment finishing. That is, from the day you physically stopped attending your place of work.Download PDF form