Domestic Violence and the Workplace

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

Small Business Initiative on Domestic Violence (n.d.)

Safe@Work Coalition. (n.d.) Small business initiative on domestic violence. Retrieved July 3, 2007, from: http://caepv.org/membercenter/files/Small%20Business%20Initiative%20Brochure%20(Safe@Work%20Coalition%20Project).pdf

A project of the Safe@Work Coalition, the Small Business Initiative’s “mission is to educate employers and unions and to provide guidance on creating an environment where what was traditionally seen as a ‘private’ problem can be openly and effectively addressed.” This pamphlet addresses myths about domestic violence, argues why it is important that small businesses address this concern and offers suggestions on how to support victims in the workplace.

To access this document (PDF), click here: http://caepv.org/membercenter/files/Small%20Business%20Initiative%20Brochure%20(Safe@Work%20Coalition%20Project).pdf

For more information about the Safe@Work Coalition, click here: http://www.safeatworkcoalition.org. 

Workplace Intervention: Domestic Violence as an Issue That Can’t – and Shouldn’t – Be Left at Home (2006)

Nesbit, Robert J. (2006). Workplace intervention: Domestic violence is an issue that can’t-and shouldn’t-be left at home. Employee Benefit News,20(10).. Retrieved July 3, 2007, from:
http://getinvolved.safehorizon.org/site/DocServer/Employee_Benefit_News_8.06.pdf?docID=541.

This short article, authored by a senior vice president and chief human resources officer at a financial and insurance company, lays out the argument for the “good business” of attention to domestic violence concerns by workplaces. He also cites the experience and actions of his own company in realizing the importance of this issue.

To access this document (PDF), click here: http://getinvolved.safehorizon.org/site/DocServer/Employee_Benefit_News_8.06.pdf?docID=541

For more information about Safe Horizon, click here: http://safehorizon.org

Domestic Violence: Leave

Description: 

"Paid leave accrued under this section may be used by an employee for any of the following: An absence if the employee or the employee's family member is a victim of stalking, domestic violence, or sexual abuse."

Date: 
January 1, 1920
Number: 
TITLE 4. PUBLIC CARE SYSTEMS CHAPTER 6A. RIGHT TO SICK AND SAFE LEAVE D.C. Code § 4-632
Bill Sponsor: 
NULL
Retrieved: 
LexisNexis State Capital, June 2008
Type: Bill or Statute: 
Statute
State: 
DC

Domestic Violence: Employee Protections

Description: 

Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, no otherwise eligible individual shall be denied benefits for any week because the individual was separated from employment by discharge or voluntary or involuntary resignation due to domestic violence. For the purposes of this subchapter, the termdomestic violence' means an intrafamily offense as defined in D.C. Code § 16-1001(5).

Date: 
March 4, 2008
Number: 
TITLE 51. SOCIAL SECURITY CHAPTER 1. UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION SUBCHAPTER 2. DOMESTIC VIOLENCE D.C. Code § 51-131
Bill Sponsor: 
NULL
Retrieved: 
LexisNexis State Capital
Type: Bill or Statute: 
Statute
State: 
DC

Domestic Violence: Employee Protections

Description: 

Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, no otherwise eligible individual shall be denied benefits for any week because the individual was separated from employment by discharge or voluntary or involuntary resignation due to domestic violence.

Date: 
March 4, 2008
Number: 
TITLE 51. SOCIAL SECURITY CHAPTER 1. UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION SUBCHAPTER 2. DOMESTIC VIOLENCED.C. Code § 51-131
Bill Sponsor: 
NULL
Retrieved: 
LexisNexis State Capital
Type: Bill or Statute: 
Statute
State: 
DC

Part-Time Work

Description: 

Amends various provisions of the Department of Workforce Services Law; modifies eligibility for unemployment compensation benefits; defines suitable work to include part-time work; relates to leaving work due to an illness in the family or as the result of being a victim of domestic violence.

Number: 
Ark. Acts 802; Ark. SB 429
Bill Sponsor: 
NULL
Retrieved: 
LexisNexis State Capital, February 2009
Type: Bill or Statute: 
Statute
State: 
AR
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