Addressing Domestic Violence in the Workplace

Employers and workers often do not recognize domestic violence as a workplace hazard. This session, based on the program Make It Our Business (MIOB), will not only help you recognize it but also know how to respond and how to refer victims and abusers to appropriate supports. Communicate effectively with employees or co-workers at risk. Set up effective safety measures. And much more. This session is presented by Barb MacQuarrie, Community Director, Centre for Research and Education on Violence Against Women and Children.


• Build the capacity of your key workplace stakeholders to recognize the signs of abuse and respond appropriately
• Develop workplace policies, procedures and practices to respond effectively to domestic violence that enters the workplace
• Empower workers at risk from domestic violence to seek and make use of workplace resources to foster their safety and enhance their job satisfaction and productivity
• Know how to approach workers who are using abusive behaviour, in a non-confrontational and non-threatening way, in order to encourage them to seek support and help
• Promote effective organizational change in your workplace
• Begin to collaborate with your local community experts and services

Audience: All levels


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