Casual employees are often subjected to different terms and conditions of employment compared to full-time or part-time employees.
Casual employees may only apply for unfair dismissal if their employment has been regular and systematic, and if there is a reasonable expectation of ongoing employment.
The two main remedies awarded by the Fair Work Commission in successful applications are reinstatement or compensation.
Compensation is the preferred remedy. Compensation endeavours to put the employee in the same position they would have otherwise been in had the dismissal not occurred. How much the Commission will award in compensation is determined on the usual earnings of an individual employee.