A DVFREE workplace is one where:
- Employees impacted by domestic violence feel safe and supported at work
- Domestic violence is not tolerated or excused; the workplace promotes and supports respectful behaviour within domestic/family relationships
- All employees know what to do if a work colleague is experiencing or perpetrating domestic violence
- A best practice workplace response to domestic violence exceeds legal obligations under the Domestic Violence – Victims Protection Act 2018 and other laws
A DVFREE customer response is one where:
- Customers experiencing domestic violence are treated with dignity and empathy, while prioritising their safety and privacy
- These customers receive extra care where their experience of domestic violence impacts on their experience as a customer
- These customers receive information about specialist services in the community
The DVFREE Tick has been awarded to these employers, with many more on the way.
Why go DVFREE?
Why support employees experiencing domestic violence?
Why support customers who experience domestic violence?
1. SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY & SUSTAINABILITY
2. EMPLOYEE HEALTH, SAFETY & WELLBEING
3. CUSTOMER CARE & SAFETY
4. LEGAL OBLIGATIONS
5. THE FINANCIAL COST TO BUSINESS
— Catherine Dixon - Suncorp New Zealand Executive General Manager People and Culture
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