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HRC congratulates PSA report on family violence report

Human Rights Commission congratulates PSA report on family violence

The Human Rights Commission welcomes a significant report on family violence in the workplace released today by the PSA

Economist Suzanne Snively’s report, Productivity Gains from Workplace Protection of Victims of Domestic Violence, finds that domestic violence will cost New Zealand employers at least $368 million over the next year and that workplace protections can help reduce this cost and increase productivity.

Jackie Blue, Equal Employment Opportunities Commissioner for the Human Rights Commission, says the report serves to remind us that domestic violence is reaching epidemic proportions and remains our national shame.

“All of us have a part to play and it is commendable that the PSA has commissioned this research in order to further persuade workplaces that supporting victims at work is not only socially responsible but fiscally sensible.

“The workplace is a strategic entry point to a society free from discrimination

“Work is not solely a source of income that provides for the basic necessities in life, but has the potential to satisfy social, intellectual and personal needs and therefore is integral for a life of human dignity. It is critical to reducing the effects of violence and abuse.

“What this research demonstrates is that, even on very conservative measures, supporting victims of domestic violence pays off - both in terms of being good employers and in terms of the bottom line.

“I strongly recommend that all employers consider reading this report.”

The report is available at:

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