National review of pregnancy and return to work

National review of pregnancy and return to work

In 2013, the Australian Human Rights Commission undertook a national review into discrimination related to pregnancy, parental leave and return to work after parental leave.

In our submission to the review, we highlight the experiences of our clients who face discrimination during pregnancy and after the birth of their child. In most cases our clients’ stories are told by directly by them in their words, with their permission.

The submission also outlines nine recommendations for reform based on our practice experience and the experiences of our clients.

Read our submission

Submission to the Australian Human Rights Commission on national review of pregnancy and return to work (doc, 345 KB)

Media release

We welcome findings of report into pregnancy discrimination

Read the final report

Read Supporting working parents: pregnancy and return to work national review – report, released in June 2014. 

More information

To find out more about the unexpected side-effect of pregnancy and how we can help see Pregnancy and parental discrimination at work