Unfair Dismissal Claims Spike in Light of COVID-19 Layoffs

Employees have been hit hard by the Covid19 Pandemic. The pandemic has led to the unemployment rate making its biggest one-month jump on record, increasing to 6.2 per cent in April from 5.2 percent in March.

Last Week, the Fair Work Commission recorded a 70% increase in unfair dismissal claims during this time. Employment Lawyer Lisa Qiu has wide knowledge of the role and jurisdictions of the Fair Work Commission and joined the Daily to unpack the rise in unfair dismissal claims now.

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