Economist Suzanne Snively’s report, Productivity Gains from Workplace Protection of Victims of Domestic Violence, finds that domestic violence will cost New Zealand employers at least $368 million over the next year and that workplace protections can help reduce this cost and increase productivity. Click here for full report, PSA, and the latest news.
Western University and the labour movement in Canada have joined forces to launch a survey on the impact of domestic violence in the workplace.
American research studies have shown that a quarter of employees have experienced domestic violence, and 70 per cent of those experiencing domestic violence have had it follow them in to their workplace. While we expect the statistics are similar here in Canada, there has been no research done that could provide us with quantitative evidence.
You can help - Be part of this historic initiative to collect much-needed Canadian data
Anyone 15 years or older, whether or not they have experienced violence, can participate in the survey. To learn more about the project and fill out the anonymous survey, click here.
The survey is available in English and French until June 6, 2014. The survey is completely anonymous and takes between 10 and 30 minutes to complete.
Materials: To download the poster, click here. (PDF)
The Canadian Labour Congress, working in partnership with researchers at Western University, is launching a national survey on the impact of domestic violence on workers and workplaces, the first-ever survey of its kind in Canada. “The results of this survey will provide made-in-Canada research that will help unions, employers, advocates and governments develop good public policy as well as negotiate workplace supports,” says Barbara Byers, CLC Executive Vice-President... Click here to read full article
On Monday (Nov. 25) Queen’s Park hosted the launch of a new video tool highlighting the impact of domestic violence in the workplace. The first of its kind in Canada, the MIOB program has trained more than 13,000 employees and managers in more than 500 workplaces about their role in creating a safe workplace with a focus on domestic violence... Click here to read the full article