A dismissal may come under 'general protections' laws. Understand the process when you apply.
The steps on this page set out the usual process we follow for this type of case. Some cases are different. We will tell you if we're going to follow a different process for your case.
A conciliation meeting will usually be held 5 to 10 weeks after we receive the application.
We aim to finalise most cases within 16 weeks after we receive the application.
Help with the process
We can give you information to help you know what usually happens at each step, and how long it might take. You can contact us if you have questions.
We can give you information about our processes, but we can't give you legal advice.
Legal help may be available for employers and employees, including free legal advice for eligible people and small businesses. You can choose to ask a lawyer or agent for help, or you can represent yourself.