The costs of employing a victim of partner violence are very real. Misuse of company time and resources, loss of productivity, and the cost of insuring a partner or family that is the victim of abuse are just some ways the effects of partner violence can trickle into your organization.
This useful tool is helpful in calculating the costs associated with employing the victims of partner violence. it does not calculate the costs associated with employing perpetrators of partner violence. The data presented is based on the size of the company, the percent of female employees and average hourly salary.
Please note that the final annual cost calculation is not definite, and is often an underestimate of your actual costs. The calculator bases its numbers on available national statistics. There are scientifically valid data about costs related to partner violence victimization for sexual and physical assault. There is less known about medical, mental health and productivity costs related to victims who are emotionally abused, to employees who are perpetrators of partner abuse, and to productivity costs for days when the victim or perpetrator are at work, but distracted. The calculator does not include any cost estimates for workplace violence threats or events.
Thanks to Texas Health Resources for giving us permission to post this calculator on our website.