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Businesses working to end family violence

Businesses are now required to take steps to support their people who are experiencing family violence. 

The Domestic Violence - Victims' Protection Act 2018 gives employees experiencing family violence the right to 10 days' domestic violence leave, access to short-term flexible work arrangements, and to not be treated adversely in the workplace. 

Below are some resources you can use at work to address family violence and support your people who may be experiencing it.

These include a website the Human Rights Commission and seven large New Zealand employers have created to help workplaces address family violence, and a link to Business.govt.nz's Family Violence workplace policy builder.

See also links to the domestic violence legislation and to the Employment.govt.nz webpage that explains employers' responsibilities under the Act. 

To learn how The Warehouse Group is working to prevent family violence, read this case study covering the creation of its own family violence policy. 

 

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