Written answers

Thursday, 3 June 2021

Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment

Employment Rights

Photo of Louise O'ReillyLouise O'Reilly (Dublin Fingal, Sinn Fein)
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57. To ask the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment if his attention has been drawn to recent developments whereby a bank (details supplied) and NUI Galway have rolled out paid domestic violence leave policies. [29938/21]

Photo of Leo VaradkarLeo Varadkar (Dublin West, Fine Gael)
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The Programme for Government contains a commitment to investigate the provision of paid leave and social protection provision to victims of domestic violence with a view to establishing a statutory entitlement to paid domestic violence leave. My colleague the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Roderic O’Gorman, T.D., has responsibility in this area and I understand that work is well underway in this regard, with a report due to be submitted to Government this month and legislative proposals to follow.

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