In partnership with National Grid, this event will look at the scale of the issue of domestic abuse and ensure attendees understand what consitutes domestic abuse. It will also cover what the duty of care and legal responsibilities are for employers, as well as practical actions that can be taken.
One in four women and one in six men suffer from domestic abuse in their lifetime, and 75% of those experiencing domestic abuse are targeted at work. 86% of HR leads agree that employers have a duty of care to provide support for employees, yet only 5% of organisations have a specific policy or guidelines on the issue.
The cost of domestic abuse to business is estimated at £1.9 billion a year due to decreased productivity, time off work, lost wages and sick pay. 54% of employers have said that it caused the quality of employees work to suffer and 56% said it led to absenteeism.
The workshop will include a case study from Lloyds Banking Group outlining how they are addressing this issue.
The aims of the workshop
- To understand what domestic abuse is and dispel surrounding myths.
- Discuss the duty of care and legal responsibility of employers
- Provide practical actions employers can take
To book or for more information please contact Derek Adomako, Workplace PA and Coordinator