Overall, one in four women in the U.S. will be abused by an intimate partner in her lifetime; among employed adults (men and women), the number is one in five.
Employers need to know that domestic violence impacts everyone, from the victims themselves to the people with whom they live and work – and that the emotional and financial costs can be significant.
In terms of lost productivity, the impact of domestic violence costs businesses $729 million a year… and more than $4 billion when medical and mental health costs are included.
Domestic Violence: The Impact on the Workplace
This white paper provides crucial data about the human and financial costs of intimate partner violence. It also offers important information about prevention and intervention strategies that can help employers safeguard their workers, productivity and bottom line.
Domestic Violence in the Workplace: Checklist of Strategies
This checklist is designed to help businesses develop specific, customized intervention programs that can help reduce—and prevent—the emotional and economic toll of domestic violence on their workers and organization.