Getting support at work
Returning to work after taking parental leave can be an adjustment. Information on where to get support and who to contact for help resolving a workplace dispute.
You may need additional support when pregnant or returning to work after taking leave to have your baby.
Most workplaces offer resources to help. This can include:
- talking to your manager or human resources department
- accessing online resources on your company’s intranet
- checking if your workplace offers an employee assistance program with a professional and confidential counselling service.
If you have a workplace dispute
If you have an issue at work that you cannot resolve directly with your employer, you can find information and support at:
- your union, if you’re a union member
- the Fair Work Ombudsman– for information on your workplace rights and responsibilities or to get help resolving a workplace issue
- the Fair Work Commission– for help resolving workplace disputes through mediation, conciliation or arbitration
- the Anti-Discrimination Board– if you think you've been discriminated against either while pregnant or after having a baby
- LawAccess NSW on 1300 888 529– for a free government telephone service that provides legal information on topics including job-related issues.