Update on Domestic Violence Leave - Expected to Come into Effect this Autumn

Posted in : Supplementary Articles ROI on 23 August 2023
Fiona Egan
Kennedys Law
Issues covered: Domestic Violence Leave


Ireland is one of the first countries to introduce statutory domestic violence leave, with the aim of supporting victims of domestic violence.  The leave is to facilitate and support employees who are victims of such abuse to engage with medical, legal, and other specialist support services.

Domestic violence is a pattern of abusive behaviour that is used by one person to gain and maintain power and control over another person in a domestic setting.  For many employers, this is a highly sensitive issue that can be difficult to address, with some employers believing that it may not be their place to intervene in what is perceived as a personal matter.

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This article is correct at 23/08/2023

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Fiona Egan
Kennedys Law

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