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Toolkits and Guides

Information from government departments and agencies to help your organisation achieve better gender diversity and support your employees to achieve better work/life outcomes.

 

A Quick Employer Guide to Supporting Working Parents 

Australian Human Rights Commission 

The Employer Toolkit on Supporting Working Parents provides employers with more detailed information on their obligations. It also has contact details for services that can help organisations meet their legal obligations and build a safe and fair workplace for everyone. 

Supporting Working Parents: A toolkit for Employers

Australian Human Rights Commission 

Toolkit includes:

  • Tool 1: Policies to support working parents
  • Tool 2: Responding to pregnancy announcements
  • Tool 3: Work, health and safety hazards and risk management issues
  • Tool 4: Parental leave checklist for employers
  • Tool 5: Australian Government Paid Parental Leave scheme
  • Tool 6: Employer checklist for flexible work requests

Good Practice, Good Business factsheets

Australian Human Rights Commission

Downloadable factsheets designed to help promote diversity and prevent discrimination in your workplace. They can be downloaded individually or as a set of 12 factsheets and a policy template

Achieving gender diversity in the workplace

The Diversity Council of Australia

The business benefits for achieving gender equity in the workplace are well documented by both research organisations, government and by leading practice employers.

Here you’ll find a collection of resources to help you manage and achieve better gender equality in the workplace

Paid Parental Leave Scheme Employer Toolkit

Department of Human Services

The Paid Parental Leave scheme Employer Toolkit is designed to assist employers, human resources staff, accountants and tax practitioners prepare employers for their role in providing Parental Leave Pay to their eligible employees.

The 'how-to' guide to employer provided paid parental leave

Workplace Gender Equality Agency

Information about adapting or introducing entitlements to complement the Government's Paid Parental Leave Scheme.

Flexibility in the workplace

Workplace Ombudsman

Tools, resources and information about flexible working arrangements and negotiating flexibility agreements

Flexible Working Arrangements

Workplace Gender Equality Agency

Information to assist you start thinking about: how you could analyse your workplace to identify any pregnancy, potential pregnancy and breastfeeding issues for women, and parental leave issues for women and men; suggested actions you could take to address the pregnancy, potential pregnancy, breastfeeding and parents leave issues you have identified.

Working Parents - A quick guide to your rights 

Australian Human Rights Commission 

The Employee Guide titled Pregnancy, parental leave and return to work: know your rights provides employees with more detailed information on their rights. It also has contact details for organisations that can help them, for example, to resolve disputes and make a complaint. 

Understanding Rights - A Complete Guide for Employees

Australian Human Rights Commission 

A comprehensive guide that includes information on assistance and making a complaint as well as ther following key areas:

  • Understanding the law
  • Working while pregnant (or potentially pregnant)
  • Employees and leave
  • Returning to work from leave
  • Commencing and ending employment 

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