There are several reasons why termination of employment may occur including due to poor performance or conduct, redundancy or resulting from a resignation. In all of these cases there are specific matters which should be considered and ‘covered-off’ before a termination occurs. Following procedural fairness, complying with the Small Business Fair Dismissal Code where applicable, consultation processes and providing applicable notice are all factors which must be considered. Potential claims which can stem from a termination of employment are costly and time-consuming – even where a claim is successfully defended as costs are rarely ever recoverable. In these circumstances obtaining advice prior to termination is smart business. For further information contact us on 1300 393 519 or e: info@irassist.com.au