AIM WA Seminar: The Practical Guide to Dismissing an Employee

Date: Friday, 13 November 2015
Time: 12.00pm for 12.30pm – 2pm
Venue: The Auditorium, Leadership Centre, Australian Institute of Management, 76 Birkdale St, Floreat
Parking: available
Lunch is sponsored by Kott Gunning Lawyers


Tim Lethbridge, Partner, Kott Gunning Lawyers
Linda O’Farrell, Group Manager Fortescue People, Fortescue Metals Group

The dismissal of an employee should always be a last resort. When it does become necessary, the manner in which it is handled can make an enormous difference to how the dismissal affects the employee and employer.

The practical guide will:

  • Identify what can go wrong – including a snapshot of the principles relating to unfair dismissal, general protections claims and breach of contract
  • Provide a practical, step-by-step guide on safeguarding you from these risks
  • If legal proceedings are inevitable, give valuable tips on how to minimise the cost, risk and stress of responding to a claim
  • Provide best practice tips on how to go about supporting an employee and the rest of the team through a dismissal

Why should Human Resources Professionals attend?

Dismissing an employee, whether due to redundancy, performance issues or misconduct, is never going to be pleasant, but with a clear understanding of the steps required and the reasons for those steps, the process can be executed with confidence and with relatively low risk of adverse consequences.  Aimed at HR Managers with 1-2 years of  experience.

If you are not currently a member of AIM WA and would like to be sent an invitation to this event, please email