Domestic Violence Becomes a Workplace Issue
Domestic violence costs employers billions of dollars a year in health care, lost wages, absenteeism and nonproductivity. Management and security personnel consider the trauma associated with it a lurking, high-risk security problem.
Many employees have few choices about whether or not they bring domestic problems to work. They are forced to get restraining orders against their abusers that may have to be enforced on the job site, or they are stalked at work by a current or former partner. And victims often receive harassing phone calls at work.
Under a policy sanctioned by employees' unions, Maryland has taken steps to stem domestic violence in its workplaces. The …
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Publication information: Article title: Domestic Violence Becomes a Workplace Issue. Contributors: Not available. Magazine title: State Legislatures. Volume: 26. Issue: 2 Publication date: February 2000. Page number: 8. © 2009 National Conference of State Legislatures. COPYRIGHT 2000 Gale Group.
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