Domestic Violence Doesn’t Stay at Home – It Comes to Work Too
Domestic violence has a profound impact on business. Workplace safety is compromised when an employee is in an abusive relationship, as it’s not uncommon for abusers to seek out their partner at work, endangering her, co-workers, customers on the scene.
Likewise, victims of domestic violence are often distracted at work, making errors, missing deadlines and generally underperforming. Physical injuries will interfere with labor requirements, while forcing higher healthcare expenses. Indeed, victims of domestic violence are said to miss as many as 8 million paid work days annually.
Given its impact on workplace safety and the bottom line, employers need to make domestic violence their business, yet more than 70 percent of businesses have no formal policy addressing domestic violence.
Join business professionals and advocates for a day-long educational summit that offers important “how to” practices toward developing a domestic violence workplace protocol.
Learn how to:
- Create a culture where employees feel safe coming forward
- Recognize the indicators of domestic violence
- Respond to victims with resources and readiness
Click here for more informtion and to register.