Bright Blue research: Right to ten days of domestic abuse leave

Bright Blue, the independent think tank, has called for the UK Government to introduce a new automatic right for employees to ten days of domestic abuse leave annually.

This proposal comes in ahead of a major research report by Bright Blue on the benefits and challenges of home working during the pandemic.

The polling conducted for their up coming report has shown has shown that home workers have been at a significantly higher risk of experiencing domestic abuse than non-home workers since the Covid-19 pandemic began in March 2020:

  • Home workers have been much more likely to experience domestic abuse during the pandemic than non-home workers. 
  • Disabled home workers report experiencing much higher rates of domestic abuse since March 2020 compared to the population at large, especially in London.

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