Wednesday 16 October 2019

Vodafone to help victims of domestic violence

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Ellie Donnelly

Ellie Donnelly

Vodafone Ireland has launched a policy aimed at supporting employees who have experienced domestic violence or abuse.

The initiative, which is being introduced ahead of International Women's Day this Friday, provides employees who are victims of domestic violence with 10 days' additional leave, specialist counselling and support toolkits.

The policy also provides emergency financial aid such as salary advances and assistance for employees to set up a new bank account to help give them financial independence.

It comes as research from the Vodafone Foundation shows that 31pc of Irish workers have experienced some form of domestic abuse, while just over half felt safer at work compared to home.

Vodafone Ireland CEO Anne O'Leary said: "I am very proud to introduce our new domestic violence policy. It rolls out real supports and procedures for employees experiencing domestic violence or abuse."

Irish Independent

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