Should your company have a policy regarding domestic abuse?
You might think its an unnecessary question. Its domestic abuse, so it has nothing to do with work. Right?
But you couldnt be more wrong.
Official figures from the Office for National Statistics show that an estimated 1.3 million women in England and Wales experienced domestic abuse in the year ending March 2018.
Lockdown has been a pretty gruelling affair for almost all of us.
The ever-present fear of the virus, long periods of isolation for many, disruption to schools and colleges and the need to adjust to new working practices or being on furlough has taken a toll across the nation.
But for the millions of people who have been and are the victims of domestic abuse, being locked down with their abuser is almost unimaginably awful.