Domestic Violence Victims' Protection Bill

30 Jul 2018

Domestic Violence Victims' Protection Bill Memo

Jan Logie MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Justice, has had her Domestic Violence Victim Protection Bill passed in Parliament.  The Act will take effect from 1 April 2019.  The purpose of this Act is to offer greater protections to people in employment who are affected by domestic violence.

In summary:

  • An employee affected by domestic violence can request a variation of their working arrangements for up to 2 months.

  • Employers have a right to ask for proof of domestic violence and the right to refuse a variation of working arrangements on certain grounds.

  • A personal grievance can be filed if an employee has been treated adversely because they are a victim of domestic violence.


The following Acts now have added rights and obligations for employees and employers:  Employment Relations Act 2000, Holidays Act 2003 and the Human Rights Act 1993.

 

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