Intimate partner violence (IPV), also known as domestic violence, is an overlooked issue of concern in many workplaces. Although awareness of IPV is hidden behind a veil of shame and secrecy, a majority of victims report that the violence follows them into the workplace and negatively affects their work performance. While both men and women are victims of IPV, research suggests that women are affected at higher rates, with nearly one in four reporting to have been a victim in Canada.
Most Canadian provinces have policies that dictate an employers’ duty to protect employees from violence, but leaders often do not know how to respond to this issue or help an employee get the support they need. By incorporating short videos, scenario discussion, and information about your organizational policies (if applicable), this workshop is designed to provide leaders with the skills and confidence necessary to help an at-risk employee develop a workplace safety plan.
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
- Define IPV and why it is a workplace concern
- Recognize common workplace warning signs of IPV violence
- Become familiar with your organizational workplace policy guidelines
- Demonstrate how to apply the listen-respond-refer model to assist an at-risk employee develop a workplace safety plan
- Access resources that support employees in need of additional assistance