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Government to review workplace support for survivors of domestic abuse

Ministry of Defence updates domestic abuse strategy document

The Government has launched a review of how employers and government might better support domestic abuse survivors at work.

The review, launched by Business Minister Paul Scully, will look at options to improve the workplace for survivors, including how employers can help tackle economic abuse, such as by paying wages to a different bank account or making emergency salary payments available for those in real financial hardship.

It will begin with a call for written evidence from stakeholders, on the specific employment needs of domestic abuse survivors, and how they are met by current employment rights and practices.

As part of the process, the government will explore examples of best practice from employers within the UK and evidence from other countries and how they approach domestic abuse, to see how the UK's current employment framework could be enhanced.

Written submissions will be accepted until 9 September and should be sent to domesticabuse.employmentreview@beis.gov.uk, answering one of the following open questions:

For more details, click here.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Defence has updated No defence for abuse: Domestic abuse strategy 2018 - 2023. For the updated version, click here.

12/6/20