Thursday, 30 July 2015

Supporting Working Parents website and online resources

The Australian Human Rights Commission has today launched a new website and online resources to help employers and employees understand their legal obligations and entitlements.

The new website and online resources were developed in response to pervasive discrimination identified during last year’s Supporting Working Parents: Pregnancy and Return to Work National Review Report.

The report found one in two mothers and a quarter of fathers reported experiencing workplace discrimination and a significant gap between the law and education and proper implementation.

The National Review found that eradicating this kind of discrimination had to start with ensuring employers and employees understood their legal obligations and entitlements. The Commission worked across government and with support from PwC, business, unions and other key stakeholders, to develop a website and set of resources that is easy to use and informative for both employers and employees.

The website will be added to over the coming months with further information including a compilation of leading practices and strategies being implemented in workplaces around the country to retain and support talented women and working parents.

Visit the website at: www.supportingworkingparents.gov.au.

Live launch of the Supporting Working Parents website and resources