Do you care?
If you are responsible for the care of a family member you have the same rights as any other employee.
This includes opportunities for promotion, transfer, training and all other work benefits. You also have a right to request special arrangements to help you do your job at the same time as managing your responsibilities as a carer.
If you are treated unfairly or discriminated against because of your responsibilities as a carer, the Anti-Discrimination Board of NSW can give you advice on your options and rights under NSW anti-discrimination law.
Employers benefit from supporting employees who are responsible for caring for a member of their family.
Providing flexible working arrangements helps employers:
Giving employees access to balanced work and lifestyle practices will be better for everyone and reduce the risk of discrimination against any individual.
Anti-Discrimination law in NSW prohibits discrimination against employees because of their carer's responsibilities.
The law provides a good guide to creating equitable and consistent policies that benefit all employers and employees.