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Employer and HR resources

Employer and HR resources

Advice on what you can do as an employer to support your employee’s if they disclose abuse or violence and how you can work with suppliers and other organisations to ensure people within your supply chain are not exploited in anyway. 

For employers, it makes perfect sense to protect the health and wellbeing of your employees. The consequences of not doing so are far reaching and include low staff retention, frequent sick days, increased long term absence by employees, and poor productivity.

A report by the TUC in 2013 looking into the domestic abuse in the workplace noted that in the UK, in any one year, more than one in five victims of domestic violence take time off work because of abuse and two per cent lose their jobs as a direct result of the abuse.

It is inevitable that the consequences of domestic abuse or sexual violence or indeed any form of violence against women will flow into the work place.

Individuals may be less productive, need to take time off work, are frequently late or need to leave early.

Domestic abuse can also continue in the work place, even if the perpetrator doesn’t work in the same building, with individuals experiencing harassing phone calls, emails or their partner turning up at their workplace or stalking them outside.

There may also be opportunity for you to undertake preventative work, particularly when it comes to tackling slavery and ensuring employees in your supply chain are not exploited in anyway.

Policies & Guidance

Find relevant guidance and information on the VAWDASV Act.

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The aim of the eLearning is to raise awareness of violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence.

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Live Fear Free is a Welsh Government website, providing information and advice for those suffering with violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence.

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