Ending an Employment Contract

This article provides essential guidance on legally ending employment contracts, detailing the procedures for dismissal, notice requirements, and understanding different scenarios like redundancy and business bankruptcy.

Ending an employment contract can occur for various reasons like resignation, dismissal, or mutual agreement. Regardless of who initiates the termination, the employee must depart from the workplace as soon as their contract ends. This ensures clarity and compliance with employment terms and legal obligations.

When ending an employment contract, it's crucial to adhere to rules regarding dismissal, notice, and final pay. The rights and obligations differ if the job is made redundant or in the event of business bankruptcy. This process ensures compliance with legal requirements and fair treatment of the employee.

To minimise the risk of unfair or unlawful dismissal claims, it's important to consult with your adviser early in the process of terminating an employment contract. This ensures a thorough understanding and adherence to legal and fair dismissal practices.

Employment Compass advisers are available to assist employers with legally ending an employment contract. For guidance and peace of mind, you can contact our 24-hour Employer Help Line at 1300 144 002.

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