Domestic Violence—Victims' Protection Act 2018

5 Section 69AAA amended (Interpretation)

(1)

In section 69AAA, insert in their appropriate alphabetical order:

additional terms that need variation, in relation to an employee, means 1 or more of the following:

(a)

the location of the employee’s workplace:

(b)

the employee’s duties at work:

(c)

the extent of the contact details that the employee must provide to the employer:

(d)

any other term of the employee’s employment—

(i)

that is not a term covered by paragraphs (a) to (c) of this definition or by paragraphs (a) to (c) of the definition in this section of working arrangements; and

(ii)

that, in the employee’s view, needs variation to enable the employee to deal with the effects of being a person affected by domestic violence

child has the meaning given to it in section 2 of the Domestic Violence Act 1995

domestic violence has the meaning given to it in section 3 of the Domestic Violence Act 1995

person affected by domestic violence means a person who is 1 or both of the following:

(a)

a person against whom any other person inflicts, or has inflicted, domestic violence:

(b)

a person with whom there ordinarily or periodically resides a child against whom any other person inflicts, or has inflicted, domestic violence

(2)

In section 69AAA, replace the definition of request with:

request means a request made under this Part that—

(a)

is written; and

(b)

requests an employer to vary an employee’s terms and conditions of employment relating to the employee’s working arrangements (other than by making a variation that the employee can request under Part 6AB (flexible working short-term for people affected by domestic violence)); and

(c)

is made by the employee or on the employee’s behalf

(3)

In section 69AAA, definition of working arrangements, after paragraph (c), insert:

(d)

if the employee is a person affected by domestic violence, additional terms that need variation.