Acas responds to government report on improving workplace support for domestic abuse victims

The government has today published a report on improving workplace support for domestic abuse victims.

Acas head of workplace policy, Gill Dix, said:

"We welcome the government's recognition of the need to support workers who are experiencing domestic abuse.

"The first step for employers during this time must be to provide a safe work space for those at risk from domestic abuse. Other practical steps such as introducing a policy and providing training to managers should also be implemented.

"Acas has produced new advice for employers on how to support staff that are experiencing domestic abuse."

Read Business Minister Paul Scully's open letter to employers on how they can support victims of domestic abuse on GOV.UK.

See our domestic violence and abuse advice

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