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Family and domestic violence leave (from 1 August 2018)

12-Jul-2018

Family and domestic violence leave is an award entitlement which applies as of 1 August 2018.

Family and domestic violence means:

Violent, threatening or other abusive behaviour by a family member of an employee that seeks to coerce or
control the employee and that causes them harm or to be fearful.

Family member means
- a spouse, de facto partner, child, parent, grandparent, grandchild, sibling of employee;
- spouse, de facto partner, child, parent, grandparent, grandchild, sibling of employee’s spouse or de facto partner;
- a person related to the employee according to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander kinship rules.

This includes former spouses or de facto partners.

Family and domestic violence leave is unpaid leave of 5 days per year for domestic violence victims to deal with family
and domestic violence, and applies in full to all employees including part time and casual employees.

Read more about family and domestic violence leave and download new contract templates with this information (updated Sept 2018). 

The 2018 July ESKi update pack (v4) has been updated with this information