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Examining the impact of domestic abuse survivors on employee performance and recommendations for the employer

Munteanu, Violeta (2021) Examining the impact of domestic abuse survivors on employee performance and recommendations for the employer. Masters thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

This research sought to extend our understanding on the consequences which may impact an organisation as a result of employees experiencing domestic abuse at home. Previous research has touched on this topic slightly which has helped to guide some aspects of this study. Interviews were held with victims of domestic abuse which had were employed at the time the abuse was occurring and the findings suggested that they had been negatively impacted within their professional career as a result to the abuse. These negative consequences included a loss in productivity and focus along with their attendance being affected and even their relationship with their manager had been impacted in some cases. The trauma which victims experience can have detrimental long term physical and especially psychological effects and many of the participants were left with mental health illnesses even after they had left their abuser. There are certain suggestions which employers can implement in order to protect and support victims and survivors of domestic abuse which would in turn benefit the organisation in the long run. These recommendations will be discussed in more detail below.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman > Domestic Violence
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Issues of Labour and Work
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management > Performance Management
Divisions: School of Business > Master of Arts in Human Resource Management
Depositing User: Clara Chan
Date Deposited: 26 Jan 2022 15:55
Last Modified: 26 Jan 2022 15:55
URI: https://norma.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/5336

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