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New Zealand grants domestic violence victims paid leave

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

"New Zealand's parliament has passed a law granting paid leave for victims of domestic violence.

In a 63-57 vote, legislators approved the measure granting 10 days of extra leave a year, separate from annual holiday or sick leave.

Green Party MP Jan Logie, who proposed the bill, said it would help victims 'stop the violence and get help without worrying about losing their jobs.'

New Zealand is the second country after the Philippines to pass such a measure.

The Philippines passed a law granting 10 days of paid leave for domestic violence victims in 2004.

...New Zealand's new law also allows victims to ask for flexible working arrangements, and makes discrimination against victims illegal.

Ms Logie said the leave would provide time for victims to go to court or move away from abusive homes."

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