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When can an employee take family and domestic violence leave?

As sad as it is, this is a great incentive by Fairwork.

Every employee in Australia is now entitled to 38 hours per year of unpaid Domestic Violence Leave.


From Fair Work:

When can an employee take family and domestic violence leave?

Employees can take the leave if they need to do something to deal with the impact of family and domestic violence and it’s impractical to do it outside their ordinary hours of work.

For example, this could include:

The leave doesn’t need to be taken all at once and can be taken as single or multiple days.

An employer and employee can also agree for an employee to take less that 1 day at a time, or for the employee to take more than 5 days.

Unlike other leave, the 5 days reset every year and does not accumulate.

If you would like further information, please make contact.

 

Confidential information, counselling and support for people impacted by domestic and family violence is available at 1800 RESPECT (737 732), the national sexual assault, domestic and family violence counselling services.  

 


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