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Domestic violence a workplace concern

Abusive relationships outside the workplace may have implications for employers and their employees. Barbara MacQuarrie, community director at Western University's Centre for Research and Education on Violence against Women and Children, tells Canadian HR Reporter TV about some of the warning signs to look for and how to respond.  Watch on HR Reporter Website.

First ever nation-wide workplace survey on domestic violence in Canadian Workplaces

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)


CLC, Western University launch first ever nation-wide workplace survey

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