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Domestic Violence Awareness (Oct)

Employers face numerous human resource concerns, with limited time and money. Often a decision to focus on a specific problem is not made until the problem becomes significant and costly. Historically, problems with a social stigma are less likely to receive attention, as both employers and employees may be reluctant to acknowledge that these problems exist. Domestic violence was a hidden concern that did not show up on the public's radar screen until relatively recently. Some employers are addressing it, but many more are not.

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month
National Resource Center on Domestic Violence

Resources below are organized under these headings:

Hotlines and Organizations
Employer Tools and Resources
Sample Policies
Related Reading

Hotlines and Organizations

National Domestic Violence Hotline
1.800.799.SAFE (7233)

State Hotlines & Coalitions
Feminist Majority Foundation

Corporate Alliance to End Partner Violence
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
National Network to End Domestic Violence
National Resource Center on Domestic Violence
Workplaces Respond to Domestic & Sexual Violence


Be Prepared – Resources to Address Domestic Violence in the Workplace

Domestic Violence as a Workplace Issue

Domestic Violence Is Often the Cause of Workplace Violence

Protecting Workers Who Are Victims of Domestic Violence

How to Support Employees Struggling With Domestic Violence
The Benefits Guide

What Employers Can Do When Domestic Violence Enters the Workplace

Your Employee Is a Victim of Domestic Violence—What Should an Employer Do?
Bradley Arant

Employer Tools and Resources

The Application of Title VII and the ADA to Applicants or Employees Who Experience Domestic or Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, or Stalking

How do we help an employee we suspect is the victim of domestic violence?

How do we handle a situation when a married couple who works together have filed for divorce and one spouse has an order of protection against the other spouse?

Protection Order Guide
Workplaces Respond to Domestic and Sexual Violence

What to Do When the Alleged Perpetrator is Your Employee
Ogletree Deakins HRQA

Domestic Violence and the Workplace: A Policy Guide for Employers
Cambridge Public Health

Sample Policies
(Some provisions may be state-specific. Please consult with your organization's legal counsel to ensure compliance.)

Critical Personal Leave of Absence Policy

Model Workplace Policy on Domestic Violence, Sexual Violence, and Stalking
Workplaces Respond to Domestic and Sexual Violence

Domestic Violence and the Workplace Model Policy and Toolkit
Cornell Law School

Domestic Violence and the Workplace
State of Maryland

Domestic Violence Workplace Policy
State of Maine

Employee Domestic Violence Policy and Procedure Guidelines for Increasing Safety and Providing Support
Warm Springs Health and Wellness Center

Related Reading

The men behind the US's deadliest mass shootings have domestic violence — not mental illness — in common
Business Insider | Aug 2019

Domestic violence plays a role in many mass shootings, but receives less attention: Experts
ABC News | Jan 2019

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