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Horrible bosses: Women denied parental leave

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HC Online | 04 Jul 2013, 12:00 AM Agree 0
Pregnant women are being fired to prevent them from accessing paid parental leave.
  • HR QLD | 04 Jul 2013, 03:11 PM Agree 0
    How is recourse bleak. Wouldn't these claims fall under unlawful discrimination? How do employers get away with this?
  • HC | 04 Jul 2013, 04:42 PM Agree 0
    If the employer has less than 15 employees they can fire someone without unfair dismissal laws, thus escaping needing to deal with planning around parental leave.
  • HR QLD | 04 Jul 2013, 04:57 PM Agree 0
    Wouldn't 'unlawful' termination still apply to small businesses. Or does this loop hole include all adverse action and discrimination claims?
  • RivercityIR | 04 Jul 2013, 05:15 PM Agree 0
    Under 15 employees does not protect them from claims from employees lodging claims under the General protections provisions.

    Also have a closer read of the Small Business Fair Dismissal Code. They are not as protected as they think they are.
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