HR can be a legal minefield, but fret not – Hannah Ellis, principal and co-founder at The Workplace Employment Lawyers and our legal vlogger, is here to help answer those tricky questions.
A recent study conducted by the Australian Human Rights Watch found that one in two women has faced discrimination in the workplace due to pregnancy or parental leave. Without dismissing this, some of the behaviour stems from employers not knowing what the law says. To help get you started, Hannah covers the basics of any good parental leave policy, including who is entitled to parental leave, time frames, the risks involved and more. This will help you get an idea of employer and employee obligations, and hopefully stay out of hot water.
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Have a legal question? Or a topic you want covered? Let at Hannah know by tweeting to @theworkplace_au or visit her website and blog by clicking here. Check back for more advice on how to handle HR’s most common legal concerns.
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