Domestic Violence and the Workplace

Domestic Violence and the Workplace

Compiled by Chelsea Lettieri & Caitlin Sullivan

Topic Page Advisor:
Jennifer Swanberg, PhD 

A Sloan Network Fact Sheet on Domestic Violence and the Workplace (2010)

The Sloan Work and Family Research Network has prepared Fact Sheets which provide statistical answers to some important questions about work-family and work/life issues.

Click here to download the Sloan Network Fact Sheet on Domestic Violence and the Workplace: https://workfamily.sas.upenn.edu/sites/workfamily.sas.upenn.edu/files/imported/pdfs/DV.pdf

Paid Sick Days Initiative Would Support Milwaukee Victims of Domestic Violence (2008)

Milwaukee’s paid sick days referendum would allow workers to take time from their scheduled hours on the job to recover from illness. It would also guarantee more than 260,000 Milwaukeeans the ability to access services for domestic violence and sexual assault, without the risk of losing wages or a job. While a relatively small number of Milwaukee workers will likely need paid time off for these purposes, this job-protected paid time off could be critical to building family safety and security.”

Lovell, V. (2008). Paid sick days initiative would support Milwaukee victims of domestic violence. Retrieved from http://www.iwpr.org/pdf/B265_DomesticViolence.pdf

Effective Workplace Series (EWS), 2008, Issue 11: Domestic Violence

The Effective Workplace Series (EWS) was designed to provide a summary of the Sloan Network's topic pages.

To access this document (PDF): https://workfamily.sas.upenn.edu/sites/workfamily.sas.upenn.edu/files/imported/pdfs/EWS_DV.pdf

Policy Leadership Series (PLS / PBS), 2007, Issue 11 - Opportunities for Policy Leadership on Supporting Workers Experiencing Domestic Violence

By Chelsea Lettieri, Sandee Shulkin MSW, Judith Casey MSW

The Sloan Work and Family Research Network has created a series of publications called, the Policy Leadership Series.  These publications provide state legislators and their staff with answers to questions about specific work-family issues, such as, “How does afterschool care affect my constituents?” and “What can be done about telework?” This publication is mailed to legislators across the United States.

Download Issue 11 in this series, entitled "Opportunities for Policy Leadership on Supporting Workers Experiencing Domestic Violence": https://workfamily.sas.upenn.edu/sites/workfamily.sas.upenn.edu/files/imported/pdfs/policy_makers11.pdf.

Unemployment Insurance for Survivors of Domestic Violence: Fact Sheet for Advocates (2002)

National Employment Law Project. (2002). Unemployment insurance for survivors of domestic violence.. Retrieved July 17, 2007, from http://www.nelp.org/docUploads/pub135%2Epdf.

“Many victims and survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking must leave work in order to protect themselves, their families and their coworkers…These initiatives are part of a larger effort in states across the country to reform the unemployment insurance system to better meet the changing needs of today’s workers.”

To access this document (PDF), click here: http://nelp.3cdn.net/8ffcd6de3f649a187f_b2m6bn78c.pdf

For more information about the National Employment Law Project, click here: http://www.nelp.org 

Domestic Violence and Stalking in the Workplace (2007)

United States Department of Justice. Federal Bureau of Investigation, National Center for the Analysis of Violence Crime (NCAVC), Critical Incident Response Group (CIRG) . Workplace violence: Issues in response: domestic violence and stalking in the workplace, 40-45. Retrieved June 28, 2007, from: http://www.fbi.gov/page2/march04/violence030104.htm.

This overview articulates arguments for the importance of addressing domestic violence concerns in the workplace and provides steps for employers to take in identifying and supporting victims at work.

To access this document (PDF), click here: http://www.fbi.gov/publications/violence.pdf

Liz Claiborne Inc. Policy on Domestic Violence (n.d.)

Liz Claiborne Inc. (n.d.) Sample policy on domestic violence. Retrieved June 11, 2007, from: http://www.loveisnotabuse.com/pdf/domestic_policy.pdf

This is a sample domestic violence policy from Liz Claiborne Inc., a recognized leader in domestic violence victim support among corporations.

To access this document (PDF), click here: http://www.loveisnotabuse.com/pdf/domestic_policy.pdf

Six Steps for Creating a Successful Workplace Program (n.d.)

Corporate Alliance to End Partner Violence. (n.d.) Six steps for creating a successful workplace program. Retrieved July 3, 2007, from: http://www.caepv.org/membercenter/files/six_steps.pdf.

“This document outline's CAEPV's suggested steps for creating a workplace program to address domestic violence.”

To access this document (PDF), click here: http://www.caepv.org/membercenter/files/six_steps.pdf

For more information about the Corporate Alliance to End Partner Violence, click here: http://www.caepv.org

CAEPV Sample Policy for Workplace Threats and Violence (n.d.)

Corporate Alliance to End Partner Violence. (n.d.) CAEPV sample policy for workplace threats and violence. Retrieved on July 3, 2007, from www.caepv.org/membercenter/files/caepv_sample_policy.pdf.

This brief sample policy provides sample reporting procedures, leave options for employees, and strategies for employers to reduce violence in the workplace.

To access this document (PDF), click here: http://www.caepv.org/membercenter/files/caepv_sample_policy.pdf

For more information about the Corporate Alliance to End Partner Violence, click here: http://www.caepv.org

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