This month James Judge, CEO of the Australian Human Resource Professionals, spoke about the workplace implications of domestic and family violence.

What is Family Violence?

  • There are different definitions of domestic and family violence but we are generally moving towards a broader understanding of what family violence is and who it might effect.

How Can Family Violence Affect the Workplace?

  • Increased absenteeism;
  • Family violence perpetrators can contact the workplace, or even attend the workplace, causing a risk to the victim’s (and the other employees’) work health and safety; and
  • Both the perpetrator and the victim can be in the same workplace.

How can you support victims of family violence in the workplace?

Ask yourself:

  • Is what I am doing making it safer for the person experiencing the violence?
  • Is what I’m doing sending a clear message that the perpetrator is responsible and accountable, not the person who experiences it?

A copy of the presentation is available here.

Want to learn more?

James Judge will return on 19 October 2018.

James is committed to assisting organisations better understand and resolve their people and capability needs. He has a deep understanding of workplace and organisational dynamics, with over 25 years of experience in senior roles across the public, private and member-based organisations.

Connect via: james@ahrp.com.au | twitter @JamesAJudge | 02 6182 0067 | 0434 265 459