New guidance on domestic abuse and COVID-19

Think Business, Think Equality has recently developed guidance for SME employers on domestic abuse and COVID-19.

The guidance outlines the impact of COVID-19 on women’s experiences of domestic abuse; provides information on how to recognise signs of domestic abuse; and sets out simple steps employers can take to respond to domestic abuse to ensure the safety and wellbeing of staff.

Download the guidance on domestic abuse and COVID-19 here.

Coming soon - new guidance on gender equality and COVID-19

Women’s employment has been hit hard by COVID-19 and it is highly likely that there may be a loss of female talent in the workplace if SME employers don’t act to support their female staff. This could drive up your costs, including recruitment, training and the loss of experienced staff.

The business benefits of gender equality are well-evidenced, driving improved business performance and economic growth. New ways of working can support the women in your workforce alongside delivering benefits for your business.

The guidance will set out practical actions you can take to advance gender equality and ensure a safe and supported return to work for staff. These actions will also help you to close your pay gap.