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How domestic violence seeps into the workplace
Asking the abuser: Studying effects of domestic violence on workplaces – by asking perpetrators
Western Media Relatons: Study investigates effects of domestic violence on workplaces – by asking perpetrators
Science Newsline: Study Investigates Effects of Domestic Violence on Workplaces - by Asking Perpetrators
Domestic violence costs perpetrators’ workplaces too: Western, U of T researchers find
Study: Domestic violence affects victims, offenders in the workplace
Study investigates effects of domestic violence on workplaces -- by asking perpetrators
One-third of domestic violence perpetrators contact partner or ex during work, study says
“They are afraid to come forward.” PATHS releases results of Sask. study on Intimate Partner Violence
Upcoming Training Opportunity for LCCEWA Member Organizations

Make it our Business: Addressing Domestic Violence in the Workplace 

Make It Our Business provides information and education to help employers and other workplace stakeholders to meet their obligations under the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act. According to the Act, employers must prevent and respond to domestic violence in the workplace. Read more...

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Offenders in the Workplace

Ontario has a spotlight on workplace domestic violence. The vast majority of men involved in the study are in heterosexual relationships and have been referred to intervention by the criminal justice system. Like victimization, the high costs of offender behaviour to the workplace include compromised worker safety, lost productivity, increased risk for accidents and exposure to liability. The study found that most employers lack adequate resources to help perpetrators deal with the issue. It’s not just employers. Society as a whole distances itself from violent men and doesn’t provide much in the way of opportunity for change.