The effects of partner violence trickling into the workplace isn’t a matter of “if” anymore. It’s a matter of when.
On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. During one year, this adds up to more than 10 million women and men. How does that statistic translate to your workplace, given the number of women and men you employ?
People struggling with partner violence at home come to work trying their best to cope personally and to manage as well as possible at their jobs.
Employers have a role to play in the fight to end partner violence, and it starts with taking the right steps and becoming a member of STANDING FIRM. Follow along to hear some stories of how we’ve helped members take effective action to ameliorate the effects of partner violence on the workplace and workforce.
Read these victims’ stories from the workplace. If you were their employer, what would you need to do to help them become or remain productive members of your workforce? What would you want to do to keep your workplace safe?