Parental Leave & your employer obligations

Did you know that the Toowoomba region topped the state for most babies born in 2020? If you’re an employer, you need to know your obligations when it comes to an employee returning from parental leave. So, what do you need to know?
  • An employee has the right to come back to the job they had before going on leave.
  • They’re entitled to this job regardless of whether someone was working in their role as a replacement.
  • If during their period of leave, you make significant changes to their job, you need to discuss those changes with the employee. Furthermore, you need to provide them with an opportunity to talk about the changes.
  • So, what if the employee’s job doesn’t exist anymore? Well, they need to be offered an available role that they’re qualified and suited to work in, and is nearest to pay and status of their old job.
Need some help understanding your employer obligations, including leave and leave policies? Get in touch with Lisa at or Nick at, or call (07) 46383599.