Domestic violence (Leaflet 287)
affects women of all ages and races, from all walks of life and
every social class.
Posted: 23 September 2014
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
confirms that the vast majority of those who experience domestic
violence are 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
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 September