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Policy on supporting staff experiencing domestic violence

Author: Sarah Silcox

When to use this model domestic violence policy

Use this model HR policy to outline your organisation's commitment to supporting employees experiencing domestic violence and highlight the internal and external resources available.

Domestic abuse charities are reporting an increase in calls and online requests for help since the coronavirus lockdown, warning that the restrictions could heighten domestic tensions and cut off escape routes. Employers can use this policy to highlight to staff the issue of domestic violence during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.