Original article: 2BR Lancashire | Nov. 29, 2018
A new study has found that domestic abuse victims only tell their bosses what's happening once they get in trouble over their performance.
Research by the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) also found that union representatives played a key role in supporting employees experiencing domestic abuse. In workplaces where unions were recognised there was better partnership work between union representatives and managers to support victims.
The team interviewed nearly 40 trade union officers from across the north of England about their views on and experience of working with line managers and HR staff who had supported victims of domestic violence.
They found the workplace remains a haven for many victims, financially, physically and emotionally, but many managers were still unaware of the signs that their employees suffering.
The research was carried out by Dr Gemma Wibberley and Dr Carol Jones from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan).
They also worked with Dr Tony Bennett, a senior lecturer in management at Sheffield Hallam University.
Dr Jones from the Lancashire School of Business and Enterprise at UCLan said:
Dr Tony Bennett said: