Partner violence happens at home, but it walks through the door of your workplace.STANDING FIRM offers employers what they need to address partner violence as a workplace issue.
- One quarter of workplace violence events in the U.S. each year are related to partner violence.
- More than ONE in FIVE full-time employed adults have been victims of partner violence and 64% of them indicated their work performance was significantly impacted.
- 48% of abusers surveyed report difficulty concentrating on work.
RECOGNIZE that partner violence is a business issue that affects productivity and security.
RESPOND appropriately from a menu of action steps to address the effects of partner violence.
Know how to REFER to existing community resources for services that the employer does not have the expertise or ability to provide.
Why the term "Partner Violence"?
We use the term "partner violence" in the business setting to describe what others call "domestic violence." We believe the term partner violence addresses the strong bias in the workplace that "that problem" only happens at home and is not relevant to employers.
Community Report 2013
We are proud of the progress that STANDING FIRM has made in engaging employers to address partner violence. Read "A Report to the Community: The Current Status of STANDING FIRM, May 2013"
Take the first step toward addressing the hidden safety and productivity costs related to partner violence in your workforce.
What does joining mean?
By joining, an employer signifies that partner violence is a serious organizational concern.
Members are encouraged to take one or more of the many action steps that are available via STANDING FIRM.
Who else belongs to STANDING FIRM?
Check out the ever-growing list of employers who have joined STANDING FIRM and are taking a stand on partner violence in their workplaces. See MEMBERS.