Safe Exit

Family violence, including economic harm, has a significant impact on employee wellbeing and costs New Zealand employers over $350 million dollars annually. 

Trends overseas suggest economic harm is experienced in as many as 94% of family violence cases. 

In New Zealand one in two women and one in ten men experience some form of family violence in their lifetime. 

Chances are someone in your team is affected. 

Economic harm is a form of family violence that controls, restricts or removes access to money and economic resources or participation in financial decisions. 

These resources are designed to improve understanding of economic harm and provide employers with practical ways to help staff who may be affected.

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Support for Employers

Supporting your employees wellbeing improves retention, productivity and work culture.

Family violence, including economic harm, has a significant impact on employee wellbeing and costs New Zealand employers over $350 million dollars annually. 

Trends overseas suggest economic harm is experienced in as many as 94% of family violence cases. 

In New Zealand one in two women and one in ten men experience some form of family violence in their lifetime. 

Chances are someone in your team is affected. 

Economic harm is a form of family violence that controls, restricts or removes access to money and economic resources or participation in financial decisions. 

These resources are designed to improve understanding of economic harm and provide employers with practical ways to help staff who may be affected.

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Real-life stories

References

Surviving Economic Abuse (2021), United Kingdom, retrieved from https://survivingeconomicabuse.org/

Shine (2020), DVFREE Making the workplace domestic violence free: First Responder Workbook. https://www.dvfree.org.nz/ 

Our Watch Limited (2021), Workplace Equality and Respect. Our Watch. https://workplace.ourwatch.org.au/

NCADV. (2015). Facts about domestic violence and economic abuse. Retrieved from www.ncadv.org

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