Domestic Violence and the Workplace

Addressing Domestic Violence in the Workplace



Don’t let the ‘domestic’ in domestic violence throw you off!

Domestic violence is MORE THAN a personal problem to be handled at home. It is MORE THAN a social services problem. Domestic violence is NOT one of those situations where you should turn away and mind your own business. Domestic violence is very much a societal problem and it impacts you whether you want to admit it or not.

While it is true that men can also be victimized by domestic abuse, statistics show a predominance of female victims with 25% of women reporting either current abuse or an abusive past relationship.  That’s 1 in 4, which means in the circle of your 4 closest girlfriends, one of you could be experiencing domestic violence.