AIB is offering ten days of paid leave to staff experiencing domestic violence.
Anyone impacted will also be offered five days of emergency hotel accommodation, while in-house support will be provided to help protect their financial independence.
The bank says the experience of a staff member who was the victim of domestic violence is central to their decision-making.
AIB Chief People Officer Geraldine Casey says, “Our policy has been informed by the experience of a staff member who was a victim of domestic violence and is now working to improve support for vulnerable customers. We are committed to continuing to play our part to support both colleagues and customers impacted by this sensitive societal issue.”
AIB has also partnered with Women’s Aid and the Banking and Payments Federation of Ireland to heighten awareness on the issue financial abuse.
This includes training to enable our customer-facing colleagues to recognise the signs and assist customers who may be subject to financial abuse and coercive control.
AIB also operates a dedicated Additional Support Helpline which can be contacted Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm by calling 0818 227 056.
Domestic Abuse Helplines:
- Women’s Aid 1800 341 900 or womensaid.ie/
- Men’s Aid Ireland: 01- 5543811 or mensaid.ie/
- Safe Ireland: 1800 341 900 or safeireland.ie/