One in four women and one in six men will experience domestic abuse in their lifetime.

When someone is experiencing domestic abuse, work might be their only safe place.

Your actions as an employer can change and potentially save that person’s life.

 

As well as causing harm to mental, physical and emotional health, domestic abuse can have an adverse impact on staff morale, and on an organisation’s image and reputation.

There's also a clear financial impact, with an estimated £14 billion lost to businesses each year due to decreased productivity, time off work, lost wages and sick pay as a result of domestic abuse.

Research in 2019 by Vodafone found that while 86% of companies believed they had a duty of care towards those experiencing domestic abuse, only 5% had introduced a specific policy or guideline on the issue.

Domestic abuse is complex and can be hard to identify.

 

EIDA can offer the latest resources, best practice and practical support to employers to help break the silence and stigma around domestic abuse in the workplace.

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Sources: 

Vodafone Research 

Vodafone Domestic Abuse Toolkit

Workplace Support Report