Handbook helps support employees affected by family violence

A new handbook will help the provincial government recognize and respond to employees affected by family violence.

The handbook, Guidelines for Addressing Family Violence and the Workplace, will help managers and supervisors recognize the signs of family violence and provide guidance to support employees affected by family violence, along with contact information for community resources and trained professionals. It does not replace the services of trained professionals.

“Family violence is a public health issue, a criminal justice issue, a human rights issue and a workplace issue that affects everyone in Prince Edward Island in one way or another,” said Premier Wade MacLauchlan. “We must all work together to address family violence so that all Islanders can feel safe and secure in our community.”

The handbook was developed through the collaborative efforts of the Interministerial Women’s Secretariat, the Public Service Commission and the departments of Justice and Family and Human Services.

For a copy of the guide, visit Familly Violence Workplace.

Private sector employers are encouraged to adapt the guide for their own use.  

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Mary Moszynski
Acting Director of Communications
Office of the Premier

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