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Addressing Domestic Violence in the Workplace by Johnny Lee

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Stopping the Harassment and Collecting Evidence

Before we get into security measures that physically protect the victim and the workplace, let’s look at one very simple yet effective step a company can take to not only relieve the victim, but also to provide material to help prosecute the abuser. Quite often, the abuser will harass and threaten their victim through phone calls, e-mails, messages, and other forms of communication. This behavior has a debilitating effect on an employee’s ability to function at work because work is constantly being interrupted, and the victim knows that her abuser is intentionally playing with her emotions. Phone calls that are made to the victim should be redirected through a screening process to determine if they ...

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