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Addressing Domestic Violence in the Workplace by Johnny Lee

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The Importance of Training

We’ve talked so far about the rise in domestic violence and the struggle of victims to hold on to their jobs, their dignity, and their lives as they deal with what is happening. Now we turn to the role of staff training and awareness. No matter how welldeveloped the policies and response plans, they will just be filed away and forgotten unless all employees understand the problem and what the company intends to do to prevent violence in the workplace. Without training, victims will still be reluctant to come forward and the risks of a violent incident will continue to increase.

In many ways, training is the only real cost of a program package. Aside from the time it takes to adapt model policies and plans such as the ...

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