The Facts on DV & The Workplace
Domestic Violence impacts on the lives of women both at home and in the workplace, and can severely impact on a victim’s ability to find or maintain work.
In the 2011 National Domestic Violence and Workplace Survey, 19% of respondents revealed that violence against them had continued in the workplace, often through phone calls, emails and text messages
According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, it is estimated that 55% – 70% of women have or will experience domestic / family violence during their working lives. This equates to roughly 1 in 6 women (or 800,000 employees), and has a significant impact on our workplaces
Domestic violence includes a range of behaviours, including emotional, physical, financial and psychological abuse
If you are experiencing workplace issues related to the impacts of domestic or family violence, get in touch with Working Women Queensland to find out how you can get the support you need.
If you are experiencing; a life threatening situation, please dial 000 immediately.
For more information please visit: http://www.ourwatch.org.au/Understanding-Violence/Facts-and-figures
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