Minister Murphy launches consultation on safe leave for victims of domestic violence | Newry News

Economy Minister Conor Murphy has launched a consultation on introducing a new law for victims of domestic violence, giving them access to paid time off from work.

The Domestic Violence (Safe Leave) Bill 2022 was passed by the Assembly in March 2022.

The Department of Economy is required to conduct consultations and adopt regulations to implement this Act.

Minister Murphy said: “This progressive legislation will provide employees who are victims of domestic violence with up to 10 days paid leave each leave year to address domestic violence issues.

The aim of the consultation is to gather views on the practical aspects of implementing this important new labour law.

“Once safe, furlough is in place, it will provide vital support in the workplace for the most vulnerable in our society.”

The Minister continued: “I want to hear the views of all stakeholders, including employees, employers, trade unions and support organisations, so that we can develop legislation that supports all users of these important new rules.

“I encourage everyone with an interest in this important area to take part in the consultation and share their views.”

The consultation will run for 12 weeks, from 5 July to 27 September 2024.

It is available on the website of the Ministry of Economy.

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