■ What: Workplace response ■ When: Thursday, May 14 at 5.15pm ■ Where: Conference room, Airlie Beach Hotel ■ Registrations: Janet Keppke 041 978 3524 or Whitsunday Crisis and Counselling Service 4946 2999 takes its toll on businesses. It can affect productivity and concentration.
“In some cases it can have more of an impact when the perpetrator contacts the workplace, affecting other employees.”
By helping staff members subjected to domestic violence, employers can reduce workplace violence risks, increase productivity and protect themselves from liability by ensuring a domestic violence response is part of their workplace safety plan.
The workshop will host an array of speakers, including Ms Manthey, Small Business Development Services direc- tor Deborah Lewis, domestic violence area police director Acting Senior Sergeant Simon Walter and Mackay Commun- ity Regional Legal Centre solicitor Simone Butschle.
Organiser Janet Keppke said the event would teach employers the warning signs and how to provide employees with training to ensure a safe and profitable workplace.
This event is free and starts at 5.15pm on May 14.
Phone the WCCS 4946 2999 to register.
STRIVING FOR A HEALTHY WORKPLACE: Whitsunday Crisis and Counselling CEO Steve Alexander, Kerri Tighe, Lauren Wynyard, Mandy Coles, Sue Manthey, Olwyn Harris, Zonta’s Janet Keppke, Jan Waetford and Zonta’s Roz Jennings call on strong community support for their Workplace Response at the Airlie Beach Hotel on Thursday, May 14.