VAWC Leave

VAWC leave benefits are leave credits extended to covered female employees who have been the victim of violence under R.A. 9262, and who may want to use them whenever they take a leave from work, so that they remain paid during such absence from work. The benefit consists of ten (10) working days of leave credits with full pay.

1. Concept

Female employees who have been subjected to violence, including their children, by their romantic partners, whether male or female, are extended leave credits with full pay to be used at her own discretion. (R.A. 9262, otherwise known as the “Anti-Violence Against Women and Their Children Act of 2004”)

Violence refers to “any act or a series of acts committed by any person against a woman who is his wife, former wife, or against a woman with whom the person has or had a sexual or dating relationship, or with whom he has a common child, or against her child whether legitimate or illegitimate, within or without the family abode, which will result in or is likely to result in physical, sexual, psychological harm or suffering, or economic abuse including threats of such acts, battery, assault, coercion, harassment or arbitrary deprivation of liberty.” (Ibid.)

2. The benefit

The benefit consists of ten (10) working days of leave credits with full pay.

This benefit may be extended depending on the protection order that may be issued by the Barangay or the Court.

3. The computation

The leave credit is equal to the basic sal...


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