Domestic Violence in the Workplace: Signs to Watch For

An employee’s personal life can endanger a workplace and co workers when there are unaddressed problems of domestic violence. Here are some resources to help.

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Domestic violence is a pattern of coercive behavior including emotional, verbal and physical abuse, used by an abuser to gain and maintain power and control over a current or former spouse, intimate partner or dating partner. It knows no boundaries and transcends all socio-economic classes, levels of education, occupations, religions and races.

Also known as intimate partner violence, domestic violence doesn’t stay home behind closed doors. It is a public health and safety issue that can have high emotional, medical, personnel, and job-related costs. A preventable crime, domestic violence can endanger your company’s most valuable resource – your employees and have a negative impact on your business.

The good news is that no matter the size of your company – large or small – you can help prevent it. The first step is to create an environment where employees know that they will be supported if they come forward. Contacting…

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