28 Mar 2019

Employers and the Domestic Violence Victims' Protection Act

From Nine To Noon, 9:08 am on 28 March 2019
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The Domestic Violence Victims' Protection Act comes into force on Monday, when employers are legally obliged to offer two week's leave for an employee who is a victim of domestic violence or a caregiver of a child who is a victim.

The new law also requires business owners to have a policy for dealing with hazards that arise in the workplace due to domestic violence.

But domestic abuse charity Shine says many employers won't be ready for the complexity of dealing with employees who need support at work, and is offering training

Lynn Freeman speaks with Shine's Policy Advisor Holly Carrington, and CEO of the Employers and Manufacturers Association Bret O'Riley.

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