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Victorian Womens Health Atlas

Family violence and Commonwealth laws issues paper: employment and superannuation

Submission by Women’s Health Victoria to the: Family violence and Commonwealth laws issues paper: employment and superannuation. Provides input on the measures needed to enable employers to better understand and respond to the needs of employees who are experiencing family violence, and the ways in which Commonwealth employment, occupational health and safety, and superannuation law could be improved to protect the safety of those experiencing family violence. Discusses: measures to help victims stay in the workforce, the barriers to disclosing family violence in a work context, the responsibilities of the employer after disclosure, the entitlement of family violence victims to flexible working arrangements and/or leave, and inclusion of specific family violence provisions in Commonwealth laws, work safety guidelines, and industrial awards.

Submitted to: Australian Law Reform Commission. Further information about the consultation process can be found here.

Submission-Family-violence-laws-employment-and-superannuation.pdf (77.23KB)

Reference:
Submission to the Family violence and Commonwealth laws issues paper: employment and superannuation / Women's Health Victoria - Melbourne: Women's Health Victoria, April 2011