Domestic abuse

Speak up: HR's responsibility to address domestic abuse in the workplace

She comes into work quiet and withdrawn. She’s wearing a blue and white striped top with long sleeves and a grey scarf around her neck.

Domestic abuse: what are your responsibilities as an employer?

According to The Office for National Statistics (ONS), the number of domestic abuse related crimes registered with the police in England and Wales rose by 6% to a staggering 845,734 in the last year...

Zurich UK introduces paid leave to help employees escape domestic abuse

Insurance company Zurich UK has introduced a new policy to support employees affected by domestic abuse.

How HR can best support victims of domestic abuse  

The men's England football team kicked off their Qatar World Cup campaign with a thrilling win over Iran this week. While HR departments up and down the country are considering flexible working and...


Pandemic's rise in domestic abuse prompts policy change at RSA Insurance

RSA Insurance has introduced a new policy granting paid leave to employees dealing with issues of domestic abuse.

UK workers unsure how to help colleagues experiencing abuse

Less than half (40%) of British workers said they would not know how to help a colleague experiencing domestic abuse, indicating the need for visible support across UK workplaces.

Hestia launches paid leave for domestic abuse victims

Domestic abuse charity Hestia has become the first charity to offer paid leave to staff who have personally experienced domestic violence

Employers urged to tackle the stigma of domestic abuse

Business in the Community (BITC) has renewed calls for employers to do more on domestic abuse, following a double homicide where signs were missed

New Zealand passes Bill for paid leave for domestic abuse victims

As New Zealand passes legislation to allow domestic abuse victims 10 days' paid leave, campaigners hope it will prompt UK policymakers and businesses to take action