Pregnancy Guidelines (2001) summary

Pregnancy Guidelines (2001)

The primary aim of the Guidelines is to help workplace participants to understand and fulfill their obligations under the federal Sex Discrimination Act 1984. The Guidelines cover issues of pregnancy discrimination through all aspects of the employment relationship, including recruitment, employment and dismissal.

The Guidelines also address the overlap between discrimination, industrial and occupational health and safety obligations to help people better understand and adhere to the existing frameworks.

They provide practical advice for employers, employer organisations, unions and employees on the management of pregnancy in the workplace. The Guidelines answer difficult questions, plus questions some employers have been reluctant to ask.

To view the Pregnancy Fact Sheet click here.

The Media Release from the Attorney-General's Department is also available in PDF (39k) and Word (28K) formats