To mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, we are delighted to host a guest webinar from EIDA (the Employers Initiative on Domestic Abuse) to share how employers can take action to support employees affected by violence and abuse.
One in four women, and one in six men, will experience domestic abuse in their lifetime - ranging from coercive control to murder. Employers are therefore very likely to have staff who have faced or are facing domestic abuse, either as victims, witnesses, or perpetrators. Many employers find that domestic abuse affects employee mental health, reduces performance at work, and increases absenteeism.
When employers demonstrate that they are aware of domestic abuse, and make staff aware of the services that are available, this can provide a vital role in helping to reduce the wall of silence about domestic abuse that prevents many from seeking help.
The Employers’ Initiative on Domestic Abuse brings together a network of over 850 employers to share best practice, such as: developing policies on domestic abuse; raising awareness amongst employees; training senior staff, managers and ambassadors on how to identify those who may need help; and offering direct help to staff or signposting them to where it can be found.
This event will be informative for all, but we particularly welcome attendance from colleagues working in Equality Diversity and Inclusion, Health and Wellbeing, Human Resources, and Occupational Health.
Steve Maul is Acting CEO of EIDA, a Consultant and Non Executive Director specialising in Operations, People and Apprenticeships. In his career he has worked in several sectors including Finance, Training and Automotive. An experienced HR Director, as well as his role with EIDA, he is Chair of Good Morning Service, a charity supporting the elderly and isolated based in Glasgow.
In this session Steve will introduce the work EIDA does, myths and how to spot the signs someone may be at risk, talk through what role employers can play in tackling the problem, tools available to businesses and how EIDA can help.
We’ll also hear a powerful story from Fiona Bowman, an EIDA ambassador and survivor of domestic abuse on how her employer helped change her life forever.
Open to Members & Non-Members
Free to attend