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A claim for unfair dismissal cannot be made unless the employee has completed the minimum period of employment.  The minimum period of employment for a small business employer (less than 15 employees) is 12 months and six months for all other employers. 

After the minimum period of employment, if a small business follows the Small Business Code it may defend any claim for unfair dismissal on that basis.  If a small business fails to follow the Code and a claim is made fur unfair dismissal after the minimum period of employment, it may be subject to orders for reinstatement and/or compensation if an employee successfully makes a claim for unfair dismissal.

There are also other claims that may be made such as a general protections claim, or breach of contract claim for example.