If your employer has dismissed you, and you believe it was unfair, you may be able to make a claim. Use Form F2. Check you are ready before you apply.
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Who can use this form
Only use this form if you:
- have been dismissed and believe it was unfair AND
- are eligible to make an unfair dismissal application.
Before you start
An application is the start of a legal process. When you lodge this form you will need to pay a fee.
We can only extend the deadline for lodging an application in exceptional circumstances. For information on how the 21 days is calculated, go to Timeframe for lodgment.
Have this information ready before you begin this form. You may need to give us details including:
- how long you worked for your employer
- what type of employee you were (see Who the law protects from unfair dismissal)
- why you believe the dismissal was 'harsh, unjust or unreasonable' (see What is unfair dismissal?).
Answer every question in the form and tell us briefly what happened. If you need help, look at the sample application form. If you do not understand a question you can Contact us.
Email your completed form to email@example.com by no later than 11:59pm on the 21st day after your dismissal took effect.
You can also post or deliver your application to the Commission office near you. In some circumstances you can make an application over the phone.
The application fee
You need to pay a fee when you apply. The fee for 2022-23 is $77.80 and changes on 1 July each year.
If you email or post your application, we will contact you about payment. We cannot process your application until you pay the fee.
You may not have to pay a fee if this would cause serious financial hardship. Apply for a waiver using Form F80.
What happens next
After we receive your application and payment, we will:
- send a copy of the application to your employer
- organise a conciliation meeting to help you and your employer discuss the issues.
Rules and regulations for this form
Fair Work Act 2009: Section 394
Fair Work Commission Rules 2013: Rule 45