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NSW Employment Law - Fired from Job for Getting Married?

Discussion in 'Employment Law Forum' started by Concerned23, 14 March 2016.

  1. Concerned23

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    I have recently been told by my employer that if I take time off to get married (I am asking for a week and I am an on call casual), they will hire someone else for when I have that time off and that I basically will have no job to come back to.

    I gave them plenty of notice that I would need the time off over 6 months. Can they really dismiss me for taking time off to get married under Employment Law?
     
  2. Tim W

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    Ring the Fair Work Ombudsman immediately.
     
  3. Serge Gorval

    Serge Gorval Well-Known Member

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    The FWO does not deal with dismissals.

    if you are a legitimate casual, your engagement ends at the end of each shift. The exception is if you are a regular and systematic casual which will then qualify you for unfair dismissal rights provided you met the minimum period of employment.

    Small business < 15 EEs - 12 months
    Over 15 EE's - 6 months.

    You may have an unfair dismissal claim at your disposal.
     
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