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Seven Reasons Employers Should Address Domestic Violence

General Material

This fact sheet makes a case through statistics and information for why employers should prioritize addressing domestic violence.

"Employers face numerous human resource concerns, with limited time and money. Often a decision to focus on a specific problem is not made until the problem becomes significant and costly.

Historically, problems with a social stigma are less likely to receive attention, as both employers and employees may be reluctant to acknowledge that these problems exist.

Domestic violence was a hidden concern that did not show up on the public’s radar screen until relatively recently. Some employers are addressing it, but many more are not. The following are seven compelling reasons that employers should take action on this issue..."