The Fair Work Commission (FWC) made a provisional ruling to include a model domestic violence leave term in the majority of the Modern Awards.
The Full Bench has determined to provide five (5) days’ unpaid leave to all employees (including casuals) experiencing family and domestic violence:
“The Full Bench decided to provide five days’ unpaid leave per annum to all employees (including casuals) experiencing family and domestic violence. Such leave will be available in the event that the employee needs to do something to deal with the impact of the family and domestic violence and it is impractical for them to do it outside their ordinary hours of work. The Full Bench decided to defer its consideration of whether employees should be able to access paid personal/carer’s leave for the purpose of taking family and domestic violence leave.”