Employers have a duty of care towards their employees & staff and therefore need to be fully aware of the nature and impact of domestic abuse and stalking, on an individual and the business.

In order to protect the individual and the business employers need to be aware of their responsibilities under the following Acts:

  • Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 and the Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999
  • Employment Rights Acts 1996
  • Protection of Freedoms Act 2012
  • Serious Crime Act 2015 (Section 76)

There is a lot that businesses can do to send out key messages within their organisations that  coercive control, sexual harassment, domestic abuse and stalking is unacceptable, for example:

  • Engage with Training and Awareness
  • Implement domestic violence/abuse (DVA) & Stalking policies
  • Review Sexual Harassment, Harassment and Bullying Policies
  • Record information accurately
  • Risk Assessment & Safety Planning

Employers have a duty to maintain a safe place to work.  It takes a lot of courage on the part of the victim to come forward therefore employers can remove ‘barriers to safety’ for victims by

  • Believe
  • Respond
  • Reassure

Be aware:

Businesses will also have perpetrators that will use workplace resources to carry out abuse

This course has been accredited by The CPD Standards Office.

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