Employers need to support women returning to work after pregnancy

The response from employers to a new claim for award agreements that will help women return to work part time or on reduced hours after parental leave is out of touch with modern Australia. ACTU President Ged Kearney said the ACTU claim is reasonable and does not dictate terms to business. “Under the Fair Work […]

ACTU: Pregnancy discrimination highlights need for changes to workplace laws

The Human Rights Commission’s report into pregnancy and return to work highlights the need for the Government to strengthen workplace laws to stop discrimination against women at work. “The ACTU and unions requested this review because growing numbers of our members tell us they are being discriminated against at work during pregnancy, when they return […]

Employer discrimination shame – new survey

Unions say a shocking new survey proves more regulation is required to protect families as employers cannot be trusted not to discriminate. The Australian Human Rights Commission report, ‘National Review on Discrimination Related to Pregnancy, Parental Leave and Return to Work’, found discrimination around pregnancy and return to work is much worse than previously thought. […]

National review on pregnancy discrimination

The Australian Human Rights Commission is conducting a national review of discrimination in relation to pregnancy at work and return to work after parental leave. The Commission views this as an ongoing issue and the review will look at the nature, prevalence and consequences of such discrimination. The Commission receives a significant number of complaints in this […]

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