Cricket Australia was suffering shame and embarrassment internationally because of its decision to sack Angela Williamson, a peak sports body says.
Women Sport Australia communications director Louise Evans said the advocacy body for women sport was alarmed by Ms Williamson’s sacking over her tweets on abortion.
“Cricket Australia (CA) have been great pioneers for women in sport,” Ms Evans said.
“They have made great strides on the field but it seems that is not reflected in the organisation and workforce.
“The facts are very murky and CA is being very tight lipped. We are anxiously waiting to hear their side and we are concerned at the delay.
“It’s very disappointing because not so long ago CA suffered shame and embarrassment on the international stage and it is happening again.”
The Fair Work Commission case being brought against CA by Ms Williamson will have its first conciliation conference by phone on August 17.
A CA spokesperson said it would be inappropriate for CA to publicly comment on Ms Williamson's specific circumstances because they were now the subject of legal proceedings.
CA has been suspended as an endorsed employer for women by a leading international jobs network.
Co-founder and chief executive of WORK180 Gemma Lloyd said CA only received endorsement two weeks ago and it had been suspended until further notice.
“We take our endorsements very seriously and the way this case against Angela has been handled goes against our ethics,” Ms Lloyd said.
“We have asked CA to reinststate Angela because she should never have lost her job over a political comment.”
WORK 180 handles job vacancies for big employers including some government departments and the CSIRO, Microsoft, NBN, NAB, Qantas and Optus.
A rally in support of Ms Williamson will be held in Hobart on Sunday August 5.
One of the organisers of the Not Ovary Acting Stand with Angela rally Jess Ferguson said she had organised a rally in April in support of accessible abortions for Tasmanian women.
“It is appalling what happened to Angela,” Ms Ferguson said.
“She expressed a personal opinion on a political and very personal matter.
“Is it really the price to pay to lose your job?”
Ms Ferguson said she feared other women would be reluctant to speak up about abortion and raise awareness because of what had happened to Ms Williamson.