Domestic and Family Violence
Domestic & Family Violence is more prevalent in the community than most people are aware. Each week, 1 woman is killed and each month 1 man is killed by a current or former partner in Australia. From the beginning of 2023, employees became able to access 10 days of paid family and domestic violence leave across a 12 month period. In light of these changes, there are many workplace considerations in terms of safety and safety planning that are required in order for employers to discharge their duty of care to employees. This session aims to educate on the realities of the prevalence of Domestic & Family Violence, provide guidance on the duties of the workplace, look at boundaries and confidentiality, discuss red flags which may identify a risk, and the importance of establishing support systems in the workplace.