Family and Domestic Violence Leave Policy

Family and Domestic Violence Leave Policy

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Last updated December 2018
Last updated February 2, 2021
Suitable for all Australian states and territories
Suitable for all Australian states and territories

You can use this Family and Domestic Violence Leave Policy to support your employees in the event that they are a victim of violence by a family member, spouse or other intimate partner. This Policy can also be used to ensure clarity around your employee’s leave entitlements if they are a victim of family and/or domestic violence.

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Document Overview

This Family and Domestic Violence Policy outlines who is eligible for such leave, along with the procedure in place for taking such leave. It also addresses the confidentiality of such matters, as well as alternate options that may be considered by the employee if they need additional leave or flexibility.

Use this Policy if:

  • You want to provide clarity on who is eligible for Family and Domestic Violence Leave and what the entitlement is;
  • You want to ensure that your employees are aware of any process, notification and evidence requirements relating to such leave;
  • You need to ensure that your employees can be safe at home, and feel supported in the event of any family and/or domestic violence; and
  • You need to protect your Company from any potential disputes or claims relating to such leave, by ensuring that all employees, including managers, have been advised of who is eligible for such leave and the required process.

What does this Policy cover?

  • Eligibility requirements for family and domestic violence leave;
  • The process, notification and evidence requirements in place for taking such leave;
  • Additional leave or flexibility options that may be available to employees who are victims of family or domestic violence; and
  • The Company’s commitment to supporting employees who are experiencing family or domestic violence.

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