Your rights and responsibilities
La Trobe has a range of policies, procedures and support resources for staff.
Code of Conduct
Access the La Trobe Code of Conduct [PDF 864KB] which applies to all staff and associates performing work on behalf of the University.
The University is committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace environment.
All staff, contractors, agents, official visitors and other individuals performing services/work for and on behalf of the University have a right to work in an environment which is free from unacceptable behaviour including discrimination, harassment, bullying, victimisation, violence and racial/religious vilification and other forms of unacceptable behaviour as deemed by the University and to be treated with dignity and respect.
- Access the Workplace Behaviours Policy [PDF 53KB]
- Access the Workplace Behaviours Procedure [PDF 134 KB]
Grievance Resolution (Staff) Procedure
Grievances can result from work-related problems which a staff member believes to be unfair, inequitable, discriminatory, and/or creates an unsafe work environment. Our Grievance Resolution Procedure supports staff by providing a fair, transparent and timely response to lodged grievances.
We recognise significant benefits for employees and employers in providing leave for work and family balance.
Leave Entitlements Policy and Procedure
The University is committed to providing staff with a variety of leave arrangements (paid and unpaid) that enable them to balance work with rest and recreation, family responsibilities and other specific purposes.
Parental Leave – HR Standard
At the University, we know the arrival of a child is a special event, and we are committed to providing flexibility, support and assistance to you during this time.
- Parental Leave HR Standard [PDF 1MB] (intranet access only - staff login required)
Maternity Leave Toolkit
Use our Maternity leave toolkit [PDF 5MB] for female staff and their managers when discussing and planning maternity leave arrangements.
Flexible Work Arrangements
The University is committed to assisting staff with flexible work arrangements to help balance work, health, family, professional, study or other responsibilities. The following links offer options, processes and support tools to help you navigate the world of flexible work:
- Flexible Work Arrangements Policy [PDF 45KB]
- Flexible Work Arrangements Procedure [PDF 162KB]
- Flexible Work Request Form [PDF 187KB] (intranet access only - staff login required)
- WGEA Manager Flexibility Toolkit [PDF 412KB]
- WGEA Employee Flexibility Toolkit [PDF 338KB]
Working from Home
Working from home is one flexible work option the University will consider for staff whose needs reflect this requirement.
- Working from Home HR Standard [PDF 658KB] (intranet access only - staff login required)
The University has been an accredited Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace since 2010. We have rooms equipped with a refrigerator, sink, table and chair or bed to meet the needs of student and staff mothers continuing their work or study while breastfeeding at the Melbourne, Bendigo, Albury-Wodonga and Mildura campuses. Facilities are also available on request at the Shepparton and City campuses with plans underway to establish dedicated facilities on these campuses. Click on the following links to access further information:
Children on Campus
La Trobe University recognises the competing demands of roles of parent, worker and/or student can be difficult. Flexibility to allow children on campus can assist meeting the needs of children and parents consistent with State and Commonwealth legislation.
Support for people affected by violence
If you have been affected by an incident of violence, it is important to remember that it was not your fault. We believe you, you are not to blame and you are not alone.
We can help with:
- your immediate safety, both mental and physical
- providing immediate support to assist you
- providing ongoing support and access to professional services.
We care about providing a workplace where people with physical and/or intellectual disability, carers of people with a disability, and people experiencing and managing mental health issues are supported to thrive.
- Guidelines for Requesting Reasonable Adjustments [PDF 320KB] (intranet access only - staff login required)
- Guidelines for Requesting Reasonable Adjustments [DOC 63KB] (intranet access only - staff login required)
- Disabilities, Mental Health Illness and/or Ongoing Medical Conditions Policy [PDF 42KB] (intranet access only - staff login required)