What are the Rights for an Employee who is Suffering Domestic Abuse?

Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A NI on 10 March 2023
Chris Fullerton
Arthur Cox NI
Issues covered: Domestics Abuse; Leave

In August 2022, the Labour Relations Agency published a ‘Safe at Home, Safe at Work’ guide which focused on how employers can support and assist employees that are suffering from domestic abuse and violence. There has been a pressing need to focus on this issue since the COVID-19 pandemic and particularly with an increase in remote working. It is important that employers are aware that even if domestic abuse occurs beyond the workplace environment, the impact on their employees can resonate within their employment.

Aside from having a tailored domestic abuse and violence policy within the workplace to support and protect employees, employers must be aware of the Domestic Abuse

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Chris Fullerton
Arthur Cox NI

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