Actual Violence

The violence in some domestic relationships will spill over into the workplace, and women employees are clearly at risk. An intensive review of North Carolina’s occupational homicides for the years 1999, 1998, and 1997 revealed that it was an exhusband or ex-boyfriend who caused 75 percent of all female fatalities (Morracco, 2000).

Nationally, homicide was the leading cause of death for women on the job until the year 2000, when it slipped into second place behind accidents. While the homicides by coworkers and business customers have generally declined in the past few years, the number of homicides committed by partners or ex-partners has remained the same and in some cases has actually risen.

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