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Domestic Violence and the workplace

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Domestic Violence and the WorkplaceDomestic violence may happen behind closed doors but it has far reaching consequences and is known to have an impact on the working lives of those living with an abusive partner. The scale of the problem is huge. In the UK, in any one year, more 
than one in five victims of domestic violence take time off work because of abuse and two per cent lose their jobs as a direct result of the abuse.

In 2013 the TUC conducted a survey to find out more about how domestic violence affects working lives and the role that employers, colleagues and union reps can play in supporting those experiencing domestic abuse.The TUC survey was open to anyone who has either experienced domestic violence themselves or has a friend or colleague who has experienced domestic violence. 

Download the report Domestic Violence and the workplace - A TUC Survey Report [PDF]


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