Why Is Domestic Violence Now Becoming a Workplace Responsibility?
Yosie Saint-Cyr at SLAW has an excellent short piece on this question here. An excerpt:
“Domestic violence may prevent a victim from getting to work, prevent a victim from concentrating on work, and interfere with co-workers’ performance as well. Other employees may be impacted due to fear, stress, concern for the victim’s well-being, increased workload due to the victim’s absence or reduced productivity, and other factors. Close to nine percent of victims said they had lost a job due to domestic violence.
Therefore, we are starting to see changes in employment law that requires employers to recognize signs of domestic abuse and to address it with sensitivity and confidentiality, as well as support for employees.”
The article is worth reading in full.