Home/hybrid working and domestic abuse: tips for employers



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The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in more people working fully remote or in a hybrid capacity. Unfortunately, this has resulted in an increase in domestic abuse and violence cases or exacerbated existing abuse.

Employers have a duty of care to their staff and in this session we provide top tips for employers on how to approach domestic abuse. In this session we were joined by Abby Bisset from Shetland Women's Aid and discussed:

• the role of the employer and its legal obligations to employees
• how to spot key signs of domestic abuse
• support which employers can provide
• domestic abuse policies

Lynne Marr: Lynne is accredited as a specialist in employment law by the Law Society of Scotland and is also an accredited mediator. She forges close working relationships with our team's clients and her commercial and straight-talking approach is welcomed by them. She works with clients in various sectors across the public and private sector in Scotland and the UK including public transport providers, universities, government bodies, investment firms and banks.

Garry Sturrock: Garry advises clients on all aspects of family law, including separation, divorce, cohabitant’s rights, pre-nuptial agreements and child related issues such as residence and contact disputes, adoptions and children’s hearings. He has a particular interest and experience in child cases and was added to the roll of Child Welfare Reporters and Curators ad litem in August 2020 for Aberdeen Sheriff Court and Peterhead Sheriff Court. He is accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a Family Law Specialist and a Child Law Specialist.

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