Dismissals during maternity or parent leave Part 2

It has generally been thought that an employer cannot dismiss an employee while he or she is taking a period…

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Dismissals while pregnant or taking parental leave? Part 1

Can an employee be dismissed while pregnant or taking parental leave? Part 1 The Federal Circuit Court has held that…

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Unlawful adverse action due to pregnancy found

A Federal Circuit judge has rejected a case brought alleging that a pregnant employee was the victim of unlawful adverse…

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Employer obligations to consult with employees on maternity or parental leave

Employers have a duty under sec 83 of the Fair Work Act to consult with an employee who is on…

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Parental leave traps for the unwary

An employee who opts for whatever reason to take paid and unpaid personal leave, or a mix of the tow,…

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Pull the other one; the fib about returning to work after parental lave

I am often advised by clients who are taking or have completed the taking of maternity leave (more properly called…

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Returning to work after parental or maternity leave

An employee returning from a period of parental leave is entitled to be offered the same or a comparable position…

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Parental leave/Maternity leave

When certain categories of employees request flexible working arrangements, and comply with the procedural requirements for that request, the employer…

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Parental and Maternity leave and flexible return to work arrangements

The National Employment Standards provide for parental leave and related entitlements. After taking parental leave, a parent is entitled to…

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