Domestic violence in the workplace refers to any violence originating from the family, the home, or an intimate relationship that spills over into the work environment, whether in the form of a violent incident, or through the effects that experiencing domestic violence have on an employee, on their work, and the associated safety risks to the workplace. When the effects of domestic violence follow a victim to work, it can become a serious workplace issue, and everyone may feel negative consequences, without realizing what is happening.Learn more
Retaining good employees is a key concern for Restigouche employers, and many employers do not realize they may be losing some good workers due to unidentified domestic violence. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to support an employee who may be experiencing violence.
A woman who is experiencing domestic violence, and who can maintain her job, is far more likely to successfully transition from her situation of violence and be a valuable and productive employee in that workplace.
The risks and costs to a business can be serious. Domestic violence can lead to:
By becoming a domestic-violence-informed employer, you can:
We gratefully acknowledge the materials developed by the New Brunswick Domestic Violence in the Workplace Committee.
Many of the resources and information contained in this document are from the work of this committee and their “It’s Your Business – A Domestic & Intimate Partner Violence Workplace Toolkit”, which can be accessed on their website at: www.toolkitnb.ca
The resources on this website are not intended to replace the advice and services of professionals such as counsellors,
lawyers, or healthcare providers. We have developed these resources based on current research and information about
domestic violence. Any reference to legislation (laws) should be considered general in nature and scope.
The resources on this website are offered to employers and others with the understanding that the authors, editors,
contributors, and project partner organizations are not providing legal advice. Employers using this package should seek
legal advice with respect to specific legal matters.