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Domestic & family violence leave

 

If your organisation is thinking of creating a Domestic and Family Violence Leave Policy the Fair Work Ombudsman has a great ‘Employers Guide to Family and Domestic Violence Leave’ document that will make the process a lot easier for you.   

The new guide helps employers understand their responsibilities towards employees experiencing family and domestic violence. It also helps them develop a workplace response to managing family and domestic violence.

Millions of Australians experience family or domestic violence every year. When a person is living with family and domestic violence, they often experience heightened financial stress, homelessness, isolation and vulnerability.

What is Domestic and Family Violence?

Knowledge, awareness and planning can help employers support their employees, meet their workplace obligations and protect their workplaces.

The guide outlines:

  • the role of the Fair Work Ombudsman and how we can help
  • a checklist for managing family and domestic violence issues in the workplace
  • what family and domestic violence is and how it affects workplaces
  • employers’ legal obligations
  • a suggested approach to supporting employees and developing a workplace response to family and domestic violence
  • support and referral services.

Download Employer Guide to Family and Domestic Violence Leave

Download Checklist for Workplace Family and Domestic Violence

Thank you for your help, for everything you have done for me over the last few days. Your services are more than impressive and impeccable for anyone who may be in danger or in need of help of any kind. I may not be here today without your protection and the services you provided me. It is amazing to know there are people out there that give their absolute best to keep others safe, because they can and they care. Before making the call to you I felt too ashamed and far too proud to ask anyone for help. But now I feel strong knowing that I had the courage to put my hand up and ask for help. It saved my life! 

Sarah, Gold Coast

We need your support.

With your donation we can:

  • Provide more emergency transport and accommodation to those escaping violence.
  • Provide more temporary accommodation for pets whose families have escaped violence.
  • Provide more crisis counselling to those who have experienced violence.
  • Educate Queenslanders on how they can help family/friends experiencing violence.