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.

Workplace Behaviour

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.

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.

Leave

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.

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:

Working from Home

Working from home is one flexible work option the University will consider for staff whose needs reflect this requirement.

Breastfeeding

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

We have a dedicated webpage to support 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.

Disability

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.