Have you experienced discrimination in relation to pregnancy and/or returning to work? The Australian Human Rights Commission is calling on submissions for its ‘Supporting Working Parents: Pregnancy and Return to Work National Review’.

The national review aims to study the prevalence, nature and consequences of discrimination in relation to pregnancy at work and return to work after parental leave. It will also seek to understand the challenges faced by employers in accommodating the needs of pregnant employees and women and men returning to work after parental leave, as well as identify leading practices and strategies for addressing these challenges.

In conducting the national review, the Commission is consulting widely with relevant stakeholders, including women and men who have experienced discrimination at work while pregnant, or on return to work after taking parental leave. The review will also be consulting with government, industry and business, employers, and organisations working with affected women and men. An issues paper and online submission forms for individuals and organisations are available for those interested in contributing to the national review.

Submissions close on Monday 16 December 2013.

An online questionnaire for employers will also be available shortly and will be open until January 2014.