Topic of the Week
Domestic Violence and the Workplace
Blog of the Week
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Thought for the Week
"Domestic violence and sexual assault walk in the doors of each and every workplace every day here in the United States. Domestic violence robs our employees of their dignity and their health, and these issues hide in darkness until we bring them into the light."
–Kim Wells | Executive director of the Corporate Alliance to End Partner Violence
List of the Week
from Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
Domestic Violence & The Workplace
- One in every four women and one in 10 men will experience domestic violence in their lifetime
- The Department of Labor reports that victims of domestic violence lose nearly 8 million days of paid work per year in the U.S., resulting in a $1.8 billion loss in productivity for employers.
- An estimated 1.3 million women are victims of physical assault by an intimate partner each year and that 85% of domestic violence victims are women.
- 21% of full-time employed adults said they were victims of domestic violence and 74% of that group said they’ve been harassed at work.
- 65% of companies don’t have a formal workplace domestic violence prevention policy, according to research conducted by the.
Top Five News Headlines
- We need to talk about the science behind implicit bias training
- Trump Issues Order Giving Him More Leeway to Hire and Fire Federal Workers
- Amazon workers threaten to shut down warehouses if employees don’t get a day off to vote.
- What employees should know about expressing their political beliefs outside the workplace
- The Do’s and Don’ts of Workplace Etiquette