Make It Our Business: Domestic Violence and the Workplace-May 11, 2022
Join us for this dynamic presentation that will introduce participants on how to recognize the warning signs of domestic violence at work, how to respond safely and effectively, and where to refer to find help.
Many people think that domestic violence is a private matter, something that happens in the home, but abusive behaviours can cross the boundary between home and the workplace. Violence can follow a victim to the workplace, and sometimes the abusive partner and the victim are co-workers. Studies have shown that the human and economic costs to Canadian employers is significant with impacts for everyone involved that may include injury or death, lost productivity, absenteeism, accidents and employee turnover; the responsibility for creating healthy and productive workplaces is a shared responsibility.
Guest Speaker: Margaret MacPherson,Research Associate
Centre for Research and Education on Violence Against Women and Children
Margaret MacPherson is a Research Associate with the Centre for Research and Education on Violence against Women and Children at Western University in London, Ontario. She designs and develops curriculum and related materials on a number of initiatives, including the Make It Our Business, workplace domestic violence program and It’s Not Right! Neighbours, Friends and Families for Older Adults.