You can use this checklist to work out what you need to do to:
- Must do – things to do to meet your obligations.
- Good to do – things to do to become a best practice workplace.
- We understand our work health and safety obligations including to manage the risk of family and domestic violence at the workplace.
- Our payroll system (if we have one) is set up to ensure employees accessing paid family and domestic violence leave are paid at the full rate of pay.
- Our payroll system is set up to ensure that pay slips do not identify leave as family and domestic violence leave.
- We have robust processes to ensure confidentiality requirements are met, including in our payroll system and confidential records regarding leave taken.
- We have a family and domestic violence policy. It covers how employees are entitled to 10 days of paid family and domestic violence leave upfront each year.
- We have a flexible working arrangements policy, which clearly identifies eligibility for employees experiencing family and domestic violence.
- We consider strategies for supporting victim-survivors as well as responses to perpetrators.
- We provide information to our team about family and domestic violence, which includes practical information and is safe and easy to access.
- We foster a positive and supportive workplace culture which allows our team members to feel safe and to ask for help.
- We educate our managers to recognise the warning signs of distress and to have important conversations about their health and wellbeing.