Some workplaces have domestic violence leave. You might be able to take domestic violence leave.

If you need to take time off work you can also talk to a doctor and ask for a medical certificate.

If you think your employer is being unfair to you or stopping you from sorting out your problems with domestic violence, talk to a lawyer.

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DV Work Aware for LGBTIQA+ employees

This web page has information for LGBTIQA+ people in the workplace who are experiencing domestic and family violence.

Information for women from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds

This web page has information about support at work for women affected by domestic and family violence.

Information for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employees

This web page has information for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employees who experience Domestic and Family Violence.

Information for employees affected by domestic and family violence

This webpage talks about how domestic violence might affect people at work.

Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and the Workplace

This page talks about working people who are experiencing domestic violence.

Glossary: What these words mean

domestic and family violence

When one person uses violence, threats, force or intimidation to try and control another person in a domestic relationship. Domestic violence includes:

  • what someone says
  • what someone does
  • what someone threatens to do.

Domestic violence can include damaging property, controlling money, or controlling where a person goes and who they see.

medical certificate

If you can’t work, a medical certificate is a letter from a doctor that shows this to your boss or employer.

 

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