Under industrial law, casual workers have the same unfair dismissal rights as permanent workers.
They may have a right to compensation if the termination of their employment is harsh, unjust or unreasonable.
Casual workers have the right to lodge an unfair dismissal claim if they have worked 6 months in the same job, or 12 months if they work for a small business (a business with fewer than 15 employees).
Casual workers do not have access to notice of termination, or pay in lieu of notice of termination.
Funding for this factsheet was provided by:
- the Victorian Government as part of the uTech project; and
- the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Please note that the information given here is general information only and is not legal advice. For further assistance, it is recommended you speak to your union.