What is your workplace doing to address the essential issue of family and domestic violence?
Family and domestic violence (FDV) is a critical national health and welfare issue. It is also an often untouched workplace issue, with the Australian Human Rights Commission estimating that violence from an intimate partner affects one in six Australian female workers. Further, one in five women say the violence continues at work.
In recognition of the prevalence of FDV in our community, in February 2023, the National Employment Standards were amended to provide an entitlement to 10 days’ paid FDV leave for all Australian employees (other than employees of small business employers). The entitlement was extended to employees of small businesses from August 2023.
In parallel, many organisations have developed policies and practices to promote and support employees to access this leave, as well as other supports to keep employees engaged with work – noting that the workplace can offer connection, financial security and safety.
It is important that your Managers, Directors and HR team understand what employee exposure to FDV can present to the broader workforce and how to support employees experiencing FDV.
Our Point Of Difference:
- Instructors who are qualified employment lawyers and allied health professionals.
- Case studies from real life workplaces and case law.
Key Learning Outcomes:
Following the course, participants will have the skills and strategies to answer and implement for their workplace:
- What is family and domestic violence (FDV)?
- What are the minimum legal entitlements of employees experiencing FDV?
- What are the work health and safety considerations associated to family and domestic violence.
- How do privacy and confidentiality considerations apply to FDV.
- What is considered best practice workplace policy and procedure regarding FDV.
- What can individuals and workplaces do to support a team member who may be impacted by FDV.
- What does practical workplace support look like in respect to FDV.
- What considerations should be made regarding discrimination and other risks which may apply to employees experiencing FDV.
- Review of case studies exploring practical strategies and processes to best manage specific scenarios relating to FDV.
Who Is This Course For?
Employers, People Managers, HR professionals, Injury Management, Health and Safety practitioners and those committed to combating the growing challenges posed by family and domestic violence.
*please note a minimum of 8 registrations is required for this course to proceed.
Georgie Chapman, Partner at HR Legal, and Jocelyn Moulton, Senior Occupational Therapist and Principal Consultant at Gallagher Workplace Risk.
Please note, event join links will be provided 24 hours prior to the scheduled session. We encourage you to include a placeholder in your calendar in the interim.