Domestic violence a management challenge: How trade unions can help in overcoming challenges to gender equality in the workplace

WIBBERLEY, Gemma, JONES, Carol, BENNETT, Anthony and HOLLINRAKE, Alison (2017). Domestic violence a management challenge: How trade unions can help in overcoming challenges to gender equality in the workplace. In: FLYNN, Patricia M., HAYNES, Kathryn and KILGOUR, Maureen A., (eds.) Overcoming challenges to gender equality in the workplace : leadership and innovation. The principles for responsible management education series . London, Routledge, 124-138.

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    Abstract

    Domestic violence is a key workplace gender equality issue. Although domestic violence affects everyone, it is predominantly women who are the victims and who suffer from the most severe abuse. This chapter focuses on female employees in the United Kingdom. While rarely acknowledged in UK literature or practice, domestic violence can also affect women at work. It can hamper their performance, attendance and career development. Furthermore, perpetrators can continue the abuse at the workplace. Conversely the workplace can be a haven from domestic violence, offering support and resources. Yet far too often employers lack the capacity and capability to handle domestic violence, resulting in many victims losing their job. Our research explored the role played by trade unions in domestic violence cases, and found that representatives were a source of support for both victims and organizations in helping them better handle domestic violence in the workplace.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Sheffield Business School Research Institute > People, Work and Organisation
    Page Range: 124-138
    Depositing User: Carmel House
    Date Deposited: 01 May 2018 11:12
    Last Modified: 01 May 2018 11:12
    URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/21014

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