Have you lost your job?

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No matter how negatively you feel about your job, it’s always important to try and leave on good terms.

Here are some tips to help you:

  1. Don’t slack off at work

Continue to act professionally and do your job to the best of your ability during your notice period.

  1. Ask for a reference

Consider asking your employer or manager for a written reference and whether you could list them as a verbal referee for future job applications. If they say no, or it is not appropriate to ask them, you might like to ask a senior co-worker or another manager in the business to act as a referee.

  1. Leave your contact details

There may be paperwork that your employer needs to send you after you leave. For example, they will need to know where to send your Pay As You Go (PAYG) payment summary (this used to be called a ‘group certificate’) at the end of the financial year.

  1. Keep track of your superannuation

Keep a record of your superannuation account to make sure that you don’t lose track of your superannuation.

When can my employment be terminated?

If your employer has terminated your employment, there are some rules about this. If you were a permanent (part-time or full-time) employee, your employer must give you notice, unless you are terminated for serious misconduct. The notice has to be in writing.

What if I think I was unfairly dismissed?

If you think you have been unfairly dismissed you need to contact the Fair Work Commission as soon as possible. If you want to apply to the Fair Work Commission for unfair dismissal action this must be done within 21 days of the date on which your dismissal takes effect.

These tools can help you:

…Or you can browse Job Jumpstart for other ideas and suggestions of what to do next.