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OSHwiki article in the spotlight: Domestic violence and the workplace


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Domestic violence impacts employment, productivity, safety, and health in a myriad of ways. This has forced governments, international organisations, and labour market institutions to progressively recognise and respond to domestic violence as a workplace issue.

By acknowledging the interconnection between work and private life, employers open the door to widening the reach of the employment relationship and offering help to domestic violence victims, with measures that range from extended leaves of absence to assistance in developing a personal support and workplace safety plan to providing training and education about domestic violence and prevention procedures.

Learn more about what the EU is doing to protect its citizens from domestic and workplace violence, in this OSHwiki article and the discussion paper Building safe spaces: domestic violence and the workplace

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