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Addressing Domestic Violence in the Workplace by Johnny Lee

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Chapter 5

Legal Issues

Just what are the mandates and regulations imposed upon a company to protect its employees and facilities? There are federal and legal directives for each state that must be followed explicitly or there will be grounds for steep fines and lawsuits. It is not within the framework of this book to list each state’s constantly evolving laws, however. We will instead cover broad national mandates, as well as trends at the state level. It is a key responsibility of every owner, manager, and supervisor to become familiar with how these policies govern and direct the relationship between employer and employees.

In this chapter, we will broadly categorize the laws into one of three main areas: laws regarding protection of the workplace; ...

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