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Family and Domestic Violence Leave Policy

Family and Domestic Violence Leave Policy

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Last updated December 2018
Last updated June 24, 2020
Suitable for all Australian states and territories
Suitable for all Australian states and territories

This Family And Domestic Violence Policy can be implemented by a company to inform employees of their leave entitlements surrounding family and domestic violence.

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Document Overview

Family and domestic violence leave is a relatively recent concept in Australia’s industrial relations framework and so this provides useful information to employees. 

Use this Family And Domestic Violence Policy if:

  • You wish to inform employees of their entitlements concerning family and domestic violence.
  • You want to define what family and domestic violence is.
  • You wish to establish the procedure for taking leave in the case of family and domestic violence.
  • You want to establish the responsibilities of executives, managers and employees when such cases arise. 
  • You want to establish a flexible working structure for when family and domestic violence occurs. 

What does this Family And Domestic Violence Policy cover?

  • Purpose of the policy
  • Eligibility
  • Entitlement
  • Notice and evidence
  • Confidentiality
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Paid and unpaid sick and carer’s leave
  • A breach of the family and domestic violence leave policy

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