Work Rights by Victorian Equal Opportunity & Human Rights Commission

Client: Victorian Equal Opportunity & Human Rights Commission
Website: http://www.humanrightscommission.vic.gov.au/index.php/making-a-complaint

More than 40 years ago women won the right to equal pay for equal work. Today, on average, women earn 17.1% less than men.
When we first launched this campaign in Victoria 10 years ago, that figure was 15%. Which means we’re not getting closer to equal pay, we’re going backwards. Don’t let this be the future for our children.

Equal pay is a family issue.
Clues you may be paid unfairly because you are a woman:
• You are paid less than a man doing similar work.
• You have a different job title and grade than a man doing similar work.
• Your employer has asked you to keep your contract details confidential.

What we can all do about it:
• Ask your employer to explain how wages are set.
• Talk to your union.
• Question why your female colleagues are paid less.
• Contact the Commission to make a complaint of sex discrimination. Call our Enquiry Line on 1300 292 153,
email enquiries@veohrc.vic.gov.au or complete our online form: www.humanrightscommission.vic.gov.au/complaints.

It is against the law for an employer to treat you unfairly
because you have made a complaint to the Commission.