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?