New unpaid family and domestic violence leave entitlement

WA Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

A minimum entitlement to five days’ unpaid family and domestic violence leave has been introduced for all employees in the state industrial relations system.

An employee is able to take unpaid family and domestic violence leave if:

  • the employee is experiencing family and domestic violence; and
  • the employee needs to do something to deal with the impact of the family and domestic violence; and
  • it is impractical for the employee to do that thing outside the employee’s ordinary hours of work.

The new entitlement is among a number of new employment protections which were introduced with the commencement of the Industrial Relations Legislation Amendment Act 2021 on 20 June 2022.

There is more information in the Family and domestic violence leave factsheet and on the Wageline website at www.dmirs.wa.gov.au/fdv-leave

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