As if personal stories of pain and hardship aren’t difficult enough for victims, it’s also important that employers address the issue of domestic violence among their employees. Not only does domestic violence have a negative impact on a company’s finances, but it also causes both victims and other employees to suffer undue stress and low morale. Ignoring the problem poses security risks, and therefore liability concerns.
Employee Assistance Report (see EAR link at www.impact-publications.com) takes a close look at this important issue in its October newsletter. DeeAnna Merz Nagel and Kate Anthony offer crucial information about online interventions for victims of domestic violence, while Sandra Molinari offers important recommendations for employees and employers alike in October’s “Brown Bagger” insert. To subscribe, see the link above. To find out more, contact the editor at firstname.lastname@example.org
Watch for more information on this topic next week from Sandra Molinari. You may also wish to check out the following websites:
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence — www.ncadv.org
National Network to End Domestic Violence — www.nnedv.org
Safe at Work Coalition — www.safeatworkcoalition.org
Help EAR, and this blog, enhance the scope and awareness of this important observance!