See Fair Work Act 2009 s.392
Compensation may be considered only after the Fair Work Commission is satisfied that reinstatement is inappropriate. Compensation will only be ordered where the Commission considers it appropriate. It is designed to compensate an unfairly dismissed employee in lieu of reinstatement for losses reasonably attributable to the unfair dismissal.
Compensation cannot be awarded for shock, distress or humiliation, or other analogous hurt, caused to a dismissed employee by the manner of the person's dismissal.