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Domestic Abuse (Safe Leave) Act (Northern Ireland) 2022

New Article 112EG

Requires the Department for the Economy to make regulations entitling an employee who is a victim of domestic abuse to be absent from work on safe leave in accordance with the provisions of the Order.  Safe leave is paid leave designed to be used by the employee to deal with issues related to domestic abuse.  Paragraph (4) gives a non-exhaustive list of the things safe leave might be used for.  Paragraph (5) ensures that employees will be entitled to at least 10 days of safe leave in each leave year.  The regulations will make supplementary provision.  The regulations will require approval of the Assembly (Section 1(2)).

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