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Commonwealth Bank Now Largest Australian Employer To Offer Unlimited Domestic Violence Leave

One in six Australian women will experience family violence.

By Natalie Cornish

Workplace

One in six Australian women will experience family violence.

By Natalie Cornish

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia has announced it will offer unlimited paid leave to any staff member affected by domestic or family violence, as part of its ongoing commitment to tackling the nationwide epidemic head-on.

The financial institution previously offered its employees 10-days paid domestic violence leave. Now the bank – who have pledged $30m to help victims of family violence nationwide – says they will provide support beyond “emergency situations”, allowing staff directly affected paid time off for medical appointments and counselling sessions, or to secure safe housing and meet legal obligations. Those supporting an immediate family member, or a member of their household, through DV concerns will also now be entitled to five-days of paid leave.

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If this article brings up any issues for you, or if you need to speak to someone, please call 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732), the national sexual assault, domestic and family violence counselling service. 

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