Health & Safety - Domestic Violence: the cost of doing nothing

Health & Safety - Domestic Violence: the cost of doing nothing

From Employment Today Magazine, Oct 2018, by Holly Carrington. ‘Domestic violence costs New Zealand businesses $368 million in lost productivity. Increasingly, however, employers understand that addressing domestic violence has a positive impact in the workplace.’ Holly tells the stories of ‘Abigail’ and ‘Carol’ to illustrate that domestic violence in the workplace is often hidden until something terrible happens, and employers are often totally unprepared to respond effectively. The cost of doing nothing is more than lost productivity – it is also the human toll of fear, anxiety, injury and sometimes death. And employers can make all the difference, with some expert help.

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