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You and the Fair Work Ombudsman

The Fair Work Ombudsman assists and educates Australians about workplace laws. The functions of the Fair Work Ombudsman include promoting harmonious, productive and cooperative workplace relations and ensuring compliance with Commonwealth workplace laws. The services of the Fair Work Ombudsman are free to all workers and employers in Australia and are focused on serving the needs of everyone covered by the Australian workplace system. The Fair Work Ombudsman website www.fairwork.gov.au provides a range of information, online tools and resources to assist both employers and employers understand their workplace rights and responsibilities. Below are some links to particular resources that may be of interest to working women:

Just started your first job? www.fairwork.gov.au/youngworkers

Conditions of employment http://www.fairwork.gov.au/employment/conditions-of-employment/pages/default.aspx

Want to know more about Parental Leave? http://www.fairwork.gov.au/leave/parental-leave/pages/default.aspx

Need to know more about your industry? http://www.fairwork.gov.au/industries/pages/default.aspx

What is Gender Pay Equity? http://www.fairwork.gov.au/BestPracticeGuides/06-Gender-pay-equity.doc

Facing discrimination in the workplace? http://www.fairwork.gov.au/complaints/discrimination/pages/default.aspx