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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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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.