COVID-19 and Intimate Partner Violence
After the quarantine was put into effect amidst the rise of COVID-19, we wanted to remind everyone to keep an eye out for your coworkers, neighbors, or loved ones that may be experiencing higher rates of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) during this time.
Since many employees have been directed to work from home domestic violence incidents have increased globally while simultaneously being more difficult for victims to call hotlines. Please remember these resources are 24 hour operating lines:
Women’s Center & Shelter: (412) 687-8005
App download for Andriod or iPhone: RUSAFE
National Domestic Violence Hotline CALL: 1-800-799-7233 or TEXT: 1-800-787-3224
Take a look at this article to learn more about increased IPV globally.
Also, this article illustrates how victims, survivors, and their children continue to be at a higher risk during this time.
STANDING FIRM’S April 21st Breakfast Briefing on prevention of workplace violence incidents related to domestic abuse of employees has been postponed until September 2020 (Date to be announced soon). This article describes the ways in which employers can be mindful of safety and prepared to respond when workers must operate from home.
Posted by insideindianabusiness.com on APR 18, 2018
Many employers worry about their place of business becoming a target for terror attacks – but the real threat lies much closer to home.
Posted by WESA.FM on APR 16 2018
A package of bills aimed to protect victims of domestic violence in Pennsylvania has been signed into law.
Posted by law.com on APR 3 2018
Employers must be proactive in planning to support victims and keeping them safe.
Why Domestic Violence is a Workplace Issue
Posted by Fortune.com on NOV 7, 2017
Some 65 percent of companies don’t have a formal workplace domestic violence policy. They should.
NYC expands paid sick leave to help survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault
Posted by metro.us on NOV 6, 2017
New law allows survivors to take time from work to attend to their needs – without fear of lost income.