Domestic violence is the fastest growing type of workplace violence in Canada. Domestic violence impacts employees’ ability to maintain employment and be productive at work. Domestic violence also frequently spills over into the workplace, making it unsafe for both the employee at risk and their co-workers. Employers are required to take every reasonable precaution to protect the safety of their employees.
This quick guide for employers provides information on what employers in Ontario are required to do and highlights best practices for preventing and responding to domestic violence in the workplace.