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Addressing Domestic Violence in the Workplace by Johnny Lee

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Chapter 2

The Costs and Impactof Domestic Violenceon a BusinessOrganization

The phone at the store rang all day long. Sometimes Karl Knapp would just hang up when someone answered, but if Jane J., his estranged girlfriend, took the call, he would demand to see her again. He had just gotten out of jail, and though she had had enough of the relationship, she agreed to drop the restraining order. Karl, however, refused to accept the fact that the relationship was over.

Tired of his constant barrage of calls, a worker at the Albuquerque window dressing shop allegedly spoke to him about the threats on January 3rd, 2003. Perhaps this person did not know that Jane’s ex had a violent criminal history and was capable of inflicting more violence. When ...

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