Addressing Domestic Violence is a business imperative. The evidence is that domestic violence can affect the attendance, performance and safety of employees, and consequently reduce the productivity of Australian workplaces.
In response, both public and private sector employers are progressively introducing domestic violence workplace entitlements into Australian workplaces. An estimate of the number of Australian employees covered by a domestic violence clause is two million as of June 2015.
Australia has been recognised as a world leader in the provision of workplace protections for workers affected by domestic violence.
Further legislative reform and a continuing increase in the uptake of workplace entitlements can improve the protection of working Australians from the impacts of domestic violence at work and improve productivity.
In 2015 eS4W Commissioned a report on this issue. The report provides evidence positioning domestic violence as a work place issue and outlines strategies plus implications for the nation, that reduce/limit the impact on women’s economic well-being and on productivity.