We will help you, if you are dealing with: 

  • matters relating to maternity and parental leave and related benefits, including the administrative and legislative context
  • negotiating acceptable conditions with your superior during the leaving and returning to/from maternity and parental leave (individual consultation with you or even direct participation in negotiations with your superior)
  • advise on the benefits but also risks of using measures to support the harmonization of work and family (eg flexible working arrangements, part-time work, home office, etc.)
  • with the search for suitable care services for your children in Brno
  • with the assessment and, if necessary, the enforcement of your possible proposal for new measures to support the harmonization of work and family at MENDELU


Employees with children have access to a coordinator for balancing work and family life, who works in the Human Resources Management Office. The coordinator’s task is to provide support in terms of information, and administrative and organisational issues, including individual counselling in various life situations. You will be gladly helped, with complete confidentiality, by:

Ms. Blanka Plasová

Coordinator for work-family balance (external worker)

office no. N1012, ground floor of building A, Zemědělská 1, Brno

every Tuesday 9:00 - 12:00

tel.: +420 776 324 756   

e-mail: blanka.plasova@mendelu.cz

Blanka Plasová, an assistant professor in the Department of Social Policy and Social Work at the Faculty of Social Studies at Masaryk University in Brno. Her main research interests are the problems of combining work and family life as seen from the employer’s point of view, the position of men and women in the labour market and analysis of care service policies for children and senior citizens. In addition to her academic and pedagogical activities, she also has ample practical experience, not only at the professional level (implementation of programmes supporting harmonisation of work and family life and promoting gender equality policies in various employer organisations), but also at a personal level, namely combining work for two universities with looking after three small children.