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Blog post from Sunday, 25 May, 2014

It is against the law for an employer to discriminate against you because you are pregnant or because you may become pregnant.

Examples of discrimination include not employing you or not promoting you because you are pregnant or you might become pregnant; firing you because you are pregnant; not providing you with a larger size uniform; not giving you the same or similar job when you return from parenting leave.

Everyone has a the right to work free from discrimination.

This image is a poster produced by the Working Women’s Legal Service a specialist service of Women’s Legal Services NSW (WLS NSW) as part of their campaign to raise awareness of discrimination in the workplace. WLS NSW is a community legal centre providing women across NSW with a range of free legal services.

WLS NSW provide specialist legal services relating to domestic and family violence, sexual assault, family law, discrimination, victims support, care and protection, human rights and access to justice.

The Find Legal Answers webpage on Discrimination and equal opportunity in employment has resources to answers questions on your workplace rights.