Domestic Violence – New Legislation Explained


Domestic Violence – New Legislation Explained

Date(s) - 21/02/2019
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

POD Consulting

The Domestic Violence Victim’s Protection Act 2018 comes into force on 1 April 2019, placing new obligations on you as an employer to support employees who are, or may have been, a victim of family violence. This includes situations where the employee may have perpetrated the violence.

Our workshop will give you clarity around your legal responsibilities under the Act as an employer, whilst providing you with recommendations on how you can best meet these obligations and support your employees.

We’ll cover:

  • What domestic violence is

  • The Domestic Violence Victim’s Protection Act 2018, including: Flexible Working, Annual Leave and Discrimination

  • Employee’s rights 

  • Employer obligations

  • Recommendations and considerations, including: Policies and Processes and Health and Safety at Work obligations, especially Mental Health

Facilitated by Kim Ahern, HR Partner

With over 18 years’ experience in Human Resources and a degree in Human Resources Management, I have been able to operate at a strategic level in a variety of organisations, from global corporates through to SME businesses. This has allowed me to gain a depth of knowledge across the full HR remit, including employment relations. I am passionate about partnering with managers and senior leaders to find innovative solutions, allowing them to achieve outstanding business outcomes together with their people.

I’ve enjoyed working in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, pharmaceuticals and farming; I have a down-to-earth, friendly approach, and will work alongside you and your team to bring about long-lasting, positive change.

Outside of the office, you will find me spending quality time on our rural property with my family and pets, where we enjoy kayaking and exploring our beautiful country.

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