Great long service leave win for Olivia

Published on: Mar 21 2017

Union member Olivia, recently contacted the SDA while in discussions with her employer; a national chemist chain. Olivia’s long term partner had been offered a high paying job abroad. As her partner is the breadwinner of the family, and Olivia was only working part-time, she resigned from her position.

Olivia had worked for the company for over 5 years and was entitled to claim for long service leave due to ‘domestic or other pressing necessity’ (NSW Long Service Leave Act s 4(2)(a)(iii)). The company felt as Olivia was resigning she would no longer be entitled to long service leave.

With the help of the SDA, Olivia was paid out $3,282 (5.119 weeks’ pay).

This is a great win for Olivia. Good luck abroad!

If members are experiencing issues with obtaining long service leave, please call the office on 4961 4694.

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