Domestic violence (Leaflet 287)
Domestic violence affects women of all ages and races, from all walks of life and every social class.
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Date Posted: 10 April 2010
It happens everywhere -
from large cities to rural communities. It is just as much about
verbal abuse and controlling behaviour as it is about physical or
sexual violence. In most cases domestic violence is a continuous
series of attacks, rather than a one-off incident.
Domestic violence affects
many of our members and Usdaw is committed to supporting any member
in this situation.
For many victims of domestic
violence there is no escape, even when they go to work. For others,
work can be a safe place away from the violence of home life.
Domestic violence is a
workplace issue. By working with employers to introduce workplace
policies on domestic violence, we can change attitudes and help
people who experience domestic violence to get the support they
Statistics and research show
that domestic violence tends to be perpetrated by men against
women. Because of this, where we need to be 'gender specific' this
leaflet refers to women as those who experience domestic violence
at the hands of a man. But in all workplaces it should be
remembered that men can experience domestic violence and that it
occurs in same-sex as well as heterosexual relationships.
For further information talk
to your Usdaw rep or get in touch with your nearest Usdaw
office. Alternatively, contact:
188 Wilmslow Road
Tel: 0161-224 2804.
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(Leaflet 287) was correct at date of publication April