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Crackdown on pregnancy discrimination

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HC Online | 23 Oct 2013, 12:01 AM Agree 0
People across Australia are being urged to make online submissions regarding pregnancy and return to work discrimination.
  • Anonymous | 23 Oct 2013, 04:20 PM Agree 0
    Although I support flexibility for parents in the workplace and keeping them actively involved in their careers, I also wonder how much of those that feel they were overlooked for promotions are just not available for the additional workload.
    The reality is that a promotion most often means more responsibility which translates to more hours needed to complete work tasks/projects. Parents do not want to take away any time from their children, nor should they, however the foreseeable outcome would be that they would be passed over for a promotion as it doesn't fit their lifestyle.
    I don't think this is unreasonable for either the employee or employer to understand this.
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