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Name: Domestic Violence - Victims' Protection Act 2018 (2018 No 21).
Country: New Zealand
Subject(s): Criminal and penal law
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 2018-07-30
Entry into force:
ISN: NZL-2018-L-108268
Bibliography: Legislation on-line Legislation on-line Parliamentary Counsel Office, Government of New Zealand PDF of Act PDF of Act (consulted on 2019-04-25)
Abstract/Citation: The Domestic Violence Victims Protection Act 2018 adds legal protections in the workplace for people affected by domestic violence. The Act gives employees affected by domestic violence the right to:
- take at least 10 days of paid domestic violence leave. This is separate from annual leave, sick leave and bereavement leave.
- ask for up to 2 months short-term flexible working arrangements.
- not be treated adversely in the workplace because they might have experienced domestic violence.
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