I’ve been unfairly dismissed, what now?

Being unfairly dismissed from your job is tough. Whether you’ve been let go without a good reason/fair process or you’ve been treated so badly you’ve been forced to quit, you’re likely to feel hurt, powerless and a bit lost as to what to do next. If the way your employment ended is considered unjustified dismissal, from a legal standpoint, you can raise a personal grievance against your ex-employer and may be entitled to compensation. If you think you have a case, here are some practical tips to keep you moving forward:

Seek professional advice

First things first - speak to an employment expert, like one of the experienced professionals at bossed, to see if you have grounds for a claim and what action you should take. You only have 90 calendar days from the date of the dismissal to raise your grievance, get in contact with bossed as soon as possible.

Sort your finances

Take a look at your finances and figure out what you need to do to stay afloat until you have an income again. If you have income protection insurance, use it. If you don’t, visit WINZ as soon as p