Report: MLB investigating Dyson for domestic violence
Major League Baseball is investigating relief pitcher Sam Dyson for domestic violence, sources told The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal, after social media posts by Dyson's ex-girlfriend, Alexis Blackburn, implied that he'd committed animal abuse and alluded to abusive behavior toward her. Dyson and Blackburn shared a cat named Snuckles, who has his own Instagram account. A post written from the cat's perspective and published Tuesday says that someone damaged a box while the cat was inside. The post also suggests that Snuckles and Blackburn subsequently left to stay with a member of Blackburn's family.
Domestic violence has also been addressed in numerous resolutions by both the Human Rights Council and the General Assembly. DEVAW recognizes violence against women as “an obstacle to the achievement of equality” and a “manifestation of historically unequal power relations between men
Employers offering paid domestic violence leave – to help employees meet legal, medical One employer organisation lobbying against the leave is the Australian Chamber of Commerce and The experience of employers who already have the leave in place is that even the union figures may be a
Domestic violence impacts not only the victims, but also their workplaces.
That's the message the Association of Shelters for Women Victims of Conjugal Violence wants to send to employers as it launched this year's 12 Days of Action Against Violence Against Women campaign on Saturday.
"We want to bring unions and employers to be allied with us against domestic violence," spokesperson Louise Riendeau told Global News. "We want them to be active to support victims of domestic violence in the workplace.
Crime has almost doubled in Calgary since 2014, analyst tells police commission
Crime in Calgary has increased, and while it’s not necessarily caused by the city’s economic troubles, it's all connected, an analyst told the Calgary Police Commission on Tuesday. Calgary Police Service crime and intelligence analytical section manager Rebecca Davidson says stress from the economy is reflected in the data, especially when it comes to domestic violence. "We're seeing almost a doubling of the number of incidents since 2014. We're seeing that it is tied to the economy in terms of a relationship, not causation," she told the commission.
Domestic violence is a more common problem than you might think. Here are the groups working To help bring attention to this important issue, we ’ve put together a list of organizations working to According to the National Domestic Violence Hotline, early signs of DV can be subtle in you or a
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with the mission to be the voice of victims and survivors of domestic violence . National Coalition Against Domestic Violence 's vision is to create a culture where domestic violence is not tolerated and
Her organization is pushing unions and companies to implement measures in the workplace to support female employees who have experienced domestic abuse. She noted that often, the violence follows the victim to the workplace.
"Some perpetrators call many times a day," she explained. "They send emails and text messages to make sure the woman is really at work; some may harass her in the parking lot or even harass colleagues who try to help her."
The consequences, she pointed out, can include having the employees arriving late to work, not being as productive or even having others pick up the slack for that employee.
That, she pointed out, can cost the employer, too.
‘Supergirl’ Star Melissa Benoist Opens Up About Being A Survivor Of Domestic Violence
Melissa Benoist is opening up about a painful part of her past in hopes she can prevent others from experiencing the same trauma she did. In a lengthy video she shared on Instagram's IGTV, the "Supergirl" star revealed she had once been the victim of domestic violence during a previous relationship.
+ A domestic violence victims advocacy group is asking municipalities across Quebec to step up and put concrete measures in place to help fight domestic violence against women. The Regroupement des maisons pour femmes victimes de violence conjugale
“The United States shall guarantee to every state in this union a republican form of government, and shall protect each of them against invasion; and on application of the legislature, or of the executive (when the legislature cannot be convened) against domestic violence .”
"We know that in Canada, employers lose $78 million each year because of the impact of domestic violence," she said. "I think it's a real issue for employers."
What employers can do, she suggested, is to create policies and an environment that say the company is supportive of victims. She noted that those who have experienced abuse are sometimes more comfortable speaking with a colleague than professionals.
"So those colleagues in the workplace are links between victims and shelters, for example," she pointed out.
Manon Camiré, a discussion leader with UNIFOR, agrees.
She said having someone in the workplace designated as a women's advocate can help. Camiré trains such advocates.
She said they help the women find the right resources where they can get help, as well as making sure that the workplace is safe.
"For example, where's the parking lot? Is it safe? Where are the women seated in the workplace? What about shift schedule? Sometimes changing a person's shift schedule can save their life," she said.
Something else the advocate can be, she added, is a buffer between co-workers, including supervisors, and victims.
"Sometimes workers will not understand why a worker isn't being as productive as they normally are," Camiré said, "and they can become targets of bullying in their own workplace."
She said within her union there are almost 400 women's advocates in workplaces across the country, including 15 in Quebec, but now they are training others in this province.
ManpowerGroup survey shows cautiously optimistic hiring climate in Hamilton .
The latest ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey says 10 per cent of Hamilton employers plan to hire for the first quarter of 2020. The survey says the remaining 90 per cent of employers plan to maintain their current staffing levels in the upcoming quarter. READ MORE: Income inequality in Canada divided along racial lines, new report says "With seasonal variations removed from the data, Hamilton's first quarter Net Employment Outlook of +9 [per cent] is a one percentage point increase when compared to the previous quarterly Outlook," said Tracy Rocca of Manpower's Stoney Creek office.