Domestic and Family Violence as a Workplace Issue

Two thirds of women who suffer from family violence are in paid work. Staying in paid work is a critical factor in women maintaining financial independence and escaping family violence.


Family Violence is a workplace issue and we work to campaign for recognition of this and support at work for workers who are experiencing family violence. 

VTHC’s strategy involves

  • Development of resources for unions, union delegates and employer contact people to help better understand the issues
  • Work with unions to expand the roll out of Family Violence Leave Clause through delivery of advocacy training
  • In collaboration with experts, recognised peak bodies and service bodies, develop a suite of training packages and resources for unions, union delegates and employers to support the implementation of Family Violence Clauses in workplaces.
  • Continual monitoring the uptake of the Family Violence Leave Clause, build and maintain a database around this
  • Push for changes to laws to protect workers who disclose they are experiencing family violence from discrimination or adverse action.

To register your interest in domestic and family violence training in your union or workplace click here:


June 01, 2016 at 9:00am - 9am


Various Locations


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