Anti-Discrimination Board of NSW

Working hours after parental leave

Conciliation - Sex and carer’s responsibilities discrimination in employment​

​Published: 4 August 2016

The complainant was due to return to work after 12 months unpaid parental leave. She said that prior to going on leave she had asked if she could return part-time so she could care for her young child, and also discussed flexible starting times. 

However, she said that while she was on leave, the starting times for her position were unilaterally changed and made even earlier. She was not consulted about this while she was on leave.

The problems were resolved before the complainant returned to work. After receiving notification of the complaint from the Anti-Discrimination Board, the employer approached the complainant and they were able to reach agreement on arrangements that would meet the complainant’s caring responsibilities and also the requirements of her position.​

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