How DV affects the workplace

How Domestic Violence effects the workplace:

One in four women will be a victim of domestic violence in their lifetime.

Two women per week on average are killed by a male partner or former partner. Nearly half of all female murder victims are killed by a partner or ex-partner.

Domestic Violence has significant effect on an individual’s ability to work and concentrate.

If a woman is the victim of domestic violence at home, her behaviour at work is likely to change, you may see mistakes, a change in personality, fearfulness, a rise in sickness through stress, anxiety or due to physical injuries.

How to spot signs:

Is a member of your team constantly harassed at work by their partner, does their partner contact you directly to explain any illnesses?

Are there a constant cycle of ‘accidents’ that lead to bruising?

Does your member of staff seem irritable, anxious or scared, are they trying to cover something?

What is domestic violence

Types of abuse

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