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Addressing Domestic Violence in the Workplace by Johnny Lee

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Chapter 4

What If the BattererIs Your Employee?

Chances are pretty good that every employer at some time or another will be handing a paycheck to at least one individual who stops off at the local pub for a few hours, gets drunk, and goes home and beats his spouse or partner. There are no statistics on the exact number of batterers and abusers there are in the country’s workplaces, but the number of victims on record indicate that the U.S. total would be quite significant. There are many good reasons why employers must pay close attention to this reality.

Abusers as well as victims have a direct impact on every organization that has a workforce because they are in the workforce. Employers who prefer to hire men because they assume that they won’t ...

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