A significant number of Australian workers experience domestic or family violence (herein referred to as ‘domestic violence’). Evidence shows that such abuse impacts on both their personal and working lives. The associated impacts of domestic violence on business include staff turnover and lost productivity.
This submission will:
i. Address the impacts of domestic violence in the workplace in relation to the objects set out under section 3 of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (‘FW Act’);
ii. Examine the extent to which the Fair Work legislation is operating as intended.