Domestic Violence - Victims' Protection Act
The Domestic Violence €“ Victims' Protection Act 2018 comes into effect today (1 April, 2019).The Act adds legal protections in the workplace for people affected by domestic violence. It gives employees affected by domestic violence the rights to:
- get 10 days of paid domestic violence leave per year
- ask for short-term flexible working for up to 2 months
- not be treated adversely €“ badly €“ at work because they might be affected by domestic violence.
The key information is outlined in the following documents produced by Employment New Zealand (a division of MBIE):
- Information fact sheet outlining the changes
- Employee Rights Brochure - key information for employees
- FAQs for employers and employees (created by the Joint Venture on Family Violence, Sexual Violence and Violence (JV) and other organisations)
For more information please contact Employment New Zealand toll free on 0800 20 90 20.