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Addressing Domestic Violence in the Workplace by Johnny Lee

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Policy Risks

As we said earlier, a company’s legal counsel might advise against adopting a domestic violence policy in the belief that it will increase the liability of a company, should there be an incident. If a business acknowledges that domestic violence is a risk to the workplace yet fails to prevent an occurrence, will this make the company more guilty than a company that never openly recognizes the danger? Being more concerned with protecting yourself from lawsuits instead of preventing actual violence is reprehensible and dangerous on moral and practical grounds. First, it is crucial that you confront the issue of domestic violence head-on and be proactive in preventing it and intervening. Creating a policy sends a clear message to employees ...

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