New Zealand introduces paid domestic violence

New Zealand introduces paid domestic violence leave in world first

In New Zealand, domestic victims can now take out a special type of leave, thanks to legislation that has been passed.

The Domestic Violence—Victims’ Protection Bill allows people to request up to 10 days of leave a year if they are affected by domestic violence, on top of regular sick and vacation entitlements.

It also protects domestic violence victims from being dismissed from their jobs or have their employment conditions downgraded. Green Party MP Jan Logie worked on the bill for 7 years, and pushed it through parliament in its third reading on Wednesday.  Read more…


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