Unjustified dismissal

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By far the most common type of personal grievance involves dismissals, or threats of dismissal.

Usually, a personal grievance arises when someone faces dismissal for serious misconduct (issues like fighting, drinking, stealing on the job), but they can also happen if someone loses their job through agreement termination or redundancy.

If you think there is a serious misconduct issue brewing that involves you, or you may be facing the sack, then it is important you talk as soon as possible with your worksite union delegate or union organiser. This is because there are important legal rules involved which you need to know about, and your union delegate or organiser can check whether your employer has followed these rules.