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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

I wish to sincerely thank you and the entire DVConnect team for their past and present assistance during these past few years of family turmoil. Without such a wonderful service it would be that much harder for women and children.

Jenny, Northgate Brisbane

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.