Domestic and Economic Abuse: the legal duties and how to meet them

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Thu, 11th Feb 2021
At your desk (National)
Venue Address:
At your desk
See programme below
Event Type:
11.00 – 12.00 (Registration and networking 10.30-11.00)
Spaces Available


  • This event is free of charge

Elizabeth Filkin CBE, Chair of The Employers’ Initiative on Domestic Abuse
Dr Nicola Sharp-Jeffs OBE, Founder and CEO at Surviving Economic Abuse
Hannah Swift, Employment Lawyer at Baker McKenzie

Annabel Mackay, Baker McKenzie and member of ELA Training Committee
Jessica Shemmings, SR Group and member of ELA Pastoral Committee

ELA’s Training and Pastoral Committees have joined forces to present a session on this important issue of domestic and economic abuse. With so many of us working from home, there is an assumption that everyone has a safe work environment. Unfortunately, this is not always the case and employers’ health and safety obligations extend to supporting workers who are, or they suspect may, be victims of domestic abuse.

We are delighted to welcome Elizabeth Filkin CBE and Nicola Sharp-Jeffs OBE who bring their specialist knowledge in this area from their respective organisations. Hannah Swift will join them to talk about the legal obligations in the workplace. The session is of interest to ELA members (i) as advisors on these issues, (ii) as managers in our own firms where this may be an issue and/or (iii) where individually they may be faced with such concerns.

The session will discuss:

  • The business case and why this is a workplace issue
  • How to recognise the signs in the workplace
  • How to support survivors and deal with/support perpetrators
  • Navigating the legal issues H&S, confidentiality, disciplinary sanctions for non-work related conduct, disability, trust and confidence.

There will be live Q&A and you may also submit your questions to us before the webinar here.

Once you have booked, you will receive a confirmation email. An email containing the login details for the online event will be sent within 24 hours of the session. This online event can be accessed most easily on desktop and laptop computers using Chrome, Safari and Firefox browsers.

If you are unable to make the live webinar, the ‘on demand’ recording will be available to all ELA members.


10:30-11:00 Registration and networking

11:00-12:00 Formal talk

12:00-12:30 Networking and discussion