Why it’s important
Because 55% to 70% of women who have experienced violence, or are currently experiencing violence, are in the workforce. That is approximately 800,000 women, or around one in six female workers.*
The percentage of respondents who reported experiencing DFV said the violence had affected their ability to get to work.
The percentage of victims and survivors who reported feeling distracted, tired or unwell.
Of women experiencing domestic and family violence needed to take time off work.**
Billion dollars – the current estimated cost of DFV on the Australian economy each year.
*Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics
**Source: 2011 National Domestic Violence and the Workplace Survey
Creating a safe haven
For many victims of domestic and family violence (DFV), going to work each day provides relief from their life at home, builds social connections and empowers them with financial independence, all of which builds confidence towards transitioning from victim to survivor.
Whilst the experience of domestic violence can often have impacts on an individual’s employment including absenteeism, increased anxiety and reduced performance, dismissal can have severe impacts. This is why it is critical that workplaces can act as a lifeline and are equipped to not only identify victims of DFV, but support them on their journey.
WorkHaven and you
WorkHaven understands that each workplace is unique. We will work with you to ensure we create a holistic support system which facilitates the evolution of an authentic culture of openness and caring, that empowers your employees to support victims and enable victims to make the transition to survivor.
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