Family Violence
Family Violence
A guide explaining the obligations and entitlements arising in relation to family violence (previously called domestic violence).
The Domestic Violence – Victims’ Protection Act 2018 (“the Act”) came into force on 1 April 2019.
Its core purpose is to provide specific legal protections for victims of family violence, and
importantly, to support them to stay in paid employment.
In order to achieve this, the Act amends the Employment Relations Act 2000, the Holidays Act 2003,
and the Human Rights Act 1993. The Act provides employees who are affected by family violence
the right to.

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