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3. Complaints to the Fair Work Ombudsman and the Fair Work Commission

Extended Legal Assistance is available to assist clients to make complaints to the Fair Work Ombudsman about recovery of entitlements and Fair Work Commission claims about unfair dismissal or general protections.

To be eligible for Extended Legal Assistance a client must satisfy the following eligibility tests:

  • the Means Test
  • Extended Legal Assistance Merit Test, and
  • Legal Aid NSW is satisfied the client is a vulnerable person.