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HR franchise drives roll-out of domestic abuse policy

A businesswoman who was forced to take leave to attend a court case against her abusive partner is calling for more employers to introduce domestic abuse policies.

Business minister: HR has vital role in tackling domestic abuse

5 Feb 2021

Paul Scully says HR, managers and colleagues must do more to help domestic abuse survivors, but it will be a learning curve.

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‘Do more to support domestic abuse victims’, minister tells employers

14 Jan 2021

Business minister Paul Scully says few firms are aware of the signs of domestic abuse, and even fewer have a clear policy to support those affected by it.

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How should HR handle a case of domestic abuse?

27 Nov 2020

With soaring rates of calls to domestic abuse helplines throughout the Covid pandemic and coverage of the Johnny Depp vs...

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Why we offer domestic abuse victims 10 days’ paid leave

25 Nov 2020

Today (25 November) is White Ribbon Day, when thousands of people stand together against violence against women and girls. As...

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Domestic abuse review to consider salary advances and unplanned leave

10 Jun 2020

The government is considering how victims of domestic abuse can be better supported by their employers and is looking at...

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Tackling domestic abuse – ‘we want our workplaces to be both safe – and supportive’

6 Mar 2020

When it comes to tackling domestic abuse, it is not enough for employers just to be offering safe spaces (although...

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Bringing domestic abuse out of the shadows, and how employers can make a difference

4 Oct 2019

Domestic abuse is nothing to do with employers or the workplace, right? Wrong. Some three-quarters of people who endure domestic...

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Molson Coors offers staff two weeks’ paid ‘life leave’

8 Jul 2019

Molson Coors Brewing Company is offering staff up to two weeks’ extra paid annual leave to be used for significant...

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Vodafone offers staff who experience domestic abuse additional leave

7 Mar 2019

Vodafone Group is to offer all staff who experience domestic abuse 10 days’ additional paid “safe leave”, after it found...

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Employers urged to sign charter on domestic violence

26 Nov 2018

Employers are being encouraged to take a more supportive role on domestic violence.  
The GMB union is asking employers to...

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Government reveals fund to help vulnerable women return to work

21 Nov 2018

The Government Equalities Office is to shift its focus to helping women who are economically inactive or are in low-paid...

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Toolkit seeks to help employers support domestic abuse victims

12 Jul 2018

Business in the Community (BITC) and Public Health England have released a toolkit which they hope will equip employers with...

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Occupational health role in child protection

19 Mar 2015

Occupational health professionals have a part to play in safeguarding children and vulnerable adults, but this is a sensitive and...

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Workplace toolkit launched to support victims of domestic violence

22 Dec 2014

A toolkit to help businesses support employees who are suffering from domestic violence at home has been developed by Public...

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