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Purpose of the Toolkit

The purpose of this Toolkit is to help New Brunswick businesses take action to address family violence and its impact on the workplace. This Toolkit is appropriate for unionized and non-unionized workplaces, business owners, managers, and employees. It can be used in large and small business, rural or urban work places, and across all sectors.

Specifically, the objectives of the Toolkit are:

• To educate and raise awareness of the need for early intervention in situations where family violence may have an impact on the workplace;

• To develop practical, flexible training tools that will help employers deal with the impact of family violence on the workplace;

• To strengthen the relationship between business and community;

• To promote practices, policies, and procedures that support victims of family violence in the workplace;

• To help create safer and healthier work environments;

• To support businesses large and small in meeting their social responsibility to prevent family violence from spilling over into the workplace.