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Addressing Domestic Violence in the Workplace by Johnny Lee

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Chapter 11

Making a Difference

Earlier in the book, I related the story of an employee who was harassed and threatened at work. With the support of her company, she was able to free herself from the threat and persecution she endured from the abuser, and was later promoted for her excellent job performance. This woman eventually left the company to move back home. In 2003, she attended a conference on domestic violence in the workplace to present an award to her former employer. Here is an excerpt from that speech:

Because I wanted to get away from him, he tried to get me terminated from my job, tried to force me into quitting, tried to have my children taken from me, tried to get me evicted. He tried to ruin my life and he was obsessed with ...

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