Surrey Board of Trade AND South Surrey-White Rock Chamber of Commerce release Domestic Abuse Impacts to Business Position Paper
Surrey, B.C. and White Rock, B.C. – The Surrey Board of Trade in partnership with the South Surrey White Rock Chamber of Commerce released their Domestic Abuse Impacts to Business Position Paper today.
“Domestic abuse is typically viewed as a problem that occurs within the confines of a person’s home. However, abusers seek control and when a victim leaves their home, they are still not safe. Domestic abuse can enter the workplace when an abuser attempts to harass, stalk, threaten, or injure a victim while at work,” said Anita Huberman, CEO, Surrey Board of Trade.
“We as business owners have a role to ensure the well-being and safety of our employees and our workplaces by supporting them when they need it. In the end this ensures a sustainable productive workplace,” said Cliff Annable, Executive Director, South Surrey and White Rock Chamber of Commerce.
Highlights of the Position Paper are:
THE IMPLICATIONS FOR BUSINESS: HIGHER COSTS, LOWER PRODUCTIVITY
Domestic abuse plays a significant role within a workplace. Domestic abuse can: