Working Women Queensland

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Working Women Queensland (WWQ) provides telephone information and practical advice to Queensland women regarding work-related issues. WWQ provides assistance relating to Queensland and Federal industrial relations and anti-discrimination legislation.  The information provided on the WWQ website and through the telephone advisory service is not legal advice.  When you call this service, you will speak to an industrial officer about your workplace concern.

The service attempts to target their telephone advisory service to vulnerable working women and can provide  information and advice on:

  • Work and family issues including domestic violence
  • Dismissals
  • Discrimination (Gender, age, race, parental status, pregnancy, religion etc.)
  • Sexual harassment
  • Sexual assault or violence at work
  • Wages
  • Parental Leave
  • Superannuation and retirement savings
  • Workplace bargaining
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Disciplinary issues
  • Workers Compensation
  • Duress and Coercion
  • Workplace Harassment

If after assessment by WWQ Industrial Officers, you have an established claim and fall into one of WWQ target groups, further intensive assistance may be available including:

  • preparing applications or assisting you prepare for unfair dismissal or discrimination complaints processes
  • advice on self-representation in unfair dismissal or other complaints processes
  • preparing responses to correspondence from your employer

Clients of WWQ who request representation with their matters will be asked to participate in an assessment to ascertain their eligibility to receive a no costs service. WWQ may also offer services to women on a fee for service basis under the QWWS Inc. Positive Workplace Practices arm.

Working Women Queensland information sheets