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Australia - Substantive requirements for dismissals


Substantive requirements for dismissals (justified and prohibited grounds) - Australia - 2019    

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Obligation to provide reasons to the employee: Yes

Valid grounds (justified dismissal): any fair reasons

Prohibited grounds: marital status; pregnancy; maternity leave; family responsibilities; filing a complaint against the employer; temporary work injury or illness; race; colour; sex; sexual orientation; religion; political opinion; social origin; age; trade union membership and activities; disabilities; parental leave; adoption leave

Workers enjoying special protection: no protected groups