What it contains

  • What is family violence?
  • How family violence impacts the workplace
  • Creating a workplace environment where family violence can be addressed
  • Responding to family violence in the workplace
  • Training and awareness

Workplaces can play an important role in preventing and responding to family violence by providing a safe and supportive working environment for all employees; this may be of particular benefit to those experiencing family violence. Supportive workplaces can also result in higher retention rates, higher employee morale and productivity.

This information sheet aims to assist employers understand the impacts of family violence in the workplace, and provide information about how to address it. This sheet can also be used by health and safety representatives (HSRs).