Law changes are being considered after six Government agencies, alongside The Warehouse Group, have offered extra paid leave for victims of family violence.
Justice Minister Amy Adams released a summary of nearly 500 detailed submissions on calls for employment law to be altered to introduce specific domestic violence leave.
In one submission, Poto Williams (Labour’s associate justice spokeswoman) said “A woman who is escaping violence is not sick, this is completely another issue. And it allows for an employer to recognise the situation that someone finds themselves in, and gives the employer an opportunity to support the person.”
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