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58. Domestic and family violence leave

58.1 The University recognises that Employees may face situations of domestic and family violence that may have an impact on their attendance and productivity at work. The University seeks to create a safe work environment that promotes respectful relationships and is committed to providing support to Employees who experience domestic and family violence.

58.2 An Employee experiencing domestic and family violence is entitled to apply for Domestic and Family Violence Leave of up to five (5) days. An Employee may take the five (5) days of Domestic and Family Violence Leave as Special Leave in accordance with the University’s Leave of Absence Procedure and Other Leave Types Schedule.

58.3 The University provides a range of individual support arrangements for Employees experiencing domestic and family violence. These arrangements are outlined in the University’s Employee Domestic and Family Violence Support Procedure.

58.4 An Employee who supports a member of their immediate family or a member of their household experiencing domestic and family violence may take personal/carer’s leave to provide necessary support.