Ireland: victims of domestic violence can shortly access 5 days of paid leave

On 23 September the Irish government approved the Work Life Balance and Miscellaneous Provisions Bill 2022. The bill, which still needs parliamentary approval, provides for several measures geared to boosting family-friendly practices, one of the most innovative of which is the introduction of paid leave for victims of domestic violence.

Through . Published on 27 September 2022 Ă  11h17 - Update on 27 September 2022 Ă  11h17

Victims of domestic violence will soon benefit from 5 days of paid leave each year, time that will allow them attend medical and court appointments, and to talk things through with their families without losing their salary. Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration, and Youth Roderic O’Gorman said “Ireland will now become one of the first countries in Europe to introduce a right to paid leave for victims of domestic violence”… and “provide significant assistance to those who are suffering domestic,…

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