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Leon, Solicitor
Category: Australia Law
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Experience:  BEc Dip Ed, Dip Law (SAB) MTax (UNSW)
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My employer cancelled my contract 5 days before I was due to

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My employer cancelled my contract 5 days before I was due to leave to work on Nauru off shore detention. It states in my contract that they cannot cancel within 2 weeks of my departure. They then said they would pay me 4 weeks at basic level (about half normal pay) as compensation, then without notice they only paid me 3 weeks. What should I do?
JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?
Customer: NSW
JA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?
Customer: It was full time for 6.5 weeks.
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Australia Law
Expert:  Leon replied 4 months ago.

My name is ***** ***** I am a NSW Solicitor. I will do my best to assist you with your question.

Expert:  Leon replied 4 months ago.

Good Evening.

If they do not give you the notice they have to then they can pay it out.

So they have to pay you the balance of the 14 days they have not given you.

You can sue them for the money you are owed.

It is a small claim in the local court.

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