SBoT and SS-WRCoC release domestic abuse impacts on business position paper

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Surrey: The Surrey Board of Trade (SBoT) in partnership with the South Surrey White Rock Chamber of Commerce (SS-WRCoC) released their Domestic Abuse Impacts to Business Position Paper.

“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 say domestic abuse plays a significant role within a workplace. It says that domestic abuse can reduce employee’s productivity and motivation as well as loss of focus and lead to absenteeism. It higher the company expenses on health coverage and also strain relations with co-workers. Visit www.businessinsurrey.com for detailed report.