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Addressing Domestic Violence in the Workplace by Johnny Lee

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Prevention

Employers have tools and means to prevent and address the issue of employee-batterers. They can increase awareness and prepare the workforce to avoid a tragic event and the resulting lawsuits. It starts with policy.

POLICY

A workplace violence policy is a mandatory document in every sizeable company, and domestic violence must be a component. The policy must clearly note any prohibited actions that will not be tolerated when committed against anyone. Many policies are designed to prevent employees from harassing, threatening, assaulting, or battering fellow co-workers, but this prohibited behavior should be enforced to protect everyone. Clients, vendors, contract workers, the public at large, and the employee’s friends and family can ...

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