Company Priority: Domestic Violence in the Workplace

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An employee’s character reflects huge aspects within a workplace. The safety and smooth flow in the workplace would all usually depend on the behavior and attitude of the people working in it. Without properly knowing who these people are working for you, you’re never guaranteed peace and harmony within it. Before hiring anyone, a lot of companies have obligated their human resources staff to deeply screen the applicants. This way you won’t make any mistakes of hiring the wrong person for the job position…

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Ontario SPCA Family Violence Assistance Program

Nearly ten years ago the Ontario SPCA’s Provincial Anti-Violence Coalition conducted a Women’s Shelter Survey to explore the connection between the abuse of pets and human domestic violence – and the results were startling.

Sixty-one percent of respondents had pets harmed and/or killed by an abusive partner. As well, 48 percent confirmed that they had delayed leaving an abusive situation for fear of leaving helpless pets behind.

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Memorial recalls six tragic murders

Posted By ROB TRIPP

The Kingston Whig-Standard

It is a memorial event that no one wants to repeat.

A cairn near the main entrance of the Division Street police building will be dedicated today with a plaque attached that’s engraved with the names of six Kingston women who have been murdered by partners since 1997.

“That’s the tragic and unfortunate part, there are spots for additional names,” said Const. Lisa Damczyk, the department’s domestic violence coordinator.

“We hope we never have to add any names to it,” said Lisa Fox, a counsellor at Interval House, Kingston’s shelter for women.

It is likely that more Kingston women will die, statistics show.

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