Unpaid Domestic Violence Leave: A new unpaid entitlement for school employees

Thursday, 31 May, 2018

The Fair Work Commission has decided to include five days unpaid domestic violence leave in all Modern Awards. The new requirement will:

  • apply to all employees (including casuals);
  • be available in full at the commencement of each 12 month period rather than accruing progressively during a year of service;
  • not accumulate from year to year; and
  • be available in full to part-time and casual employees (i.e. not pro-rated).

The Commission also decided not to require employees to access any available paid leave entitlement before accessing unpaid family and domestic violence leave.  Further information can be found here.

Domestic Violence
Fair Work Commission