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Addressing the Workplace Effects of Intimate Partner Violence

Violence and Abuse in the Workplace (Cary Cooper & Ronald Burke, eds. 2018, Forthcoming)

Indiana Legal Studies Research Paper No. 379

17 Pages Posted: 21 Oct 2017  

Deborah A. Widiss

Indiana University Maurer School of Law

Date Written: October 20, 2017

Abstract

Although most physical violence against intimate partners occurs in the home, intimate partner violence (IPV) also affects workplaces. It often causes absences, productivity losses, and employee turnover; less commonly, perpetrators physically attack their intimate partners at work. This book chapter discusses best practices for decreasing workplace disruptions and the risk of workplace violence caused by IPV, and it explains legal standards that may apply. The primary focus is the United States, but research and legislation from other countries is also included. It also identifies websites that provide research, model policies, and other tools for organizations seeking to address IPV, including resources regarding employment of perpetrators of IPV.

Keywords: domestic violence, intimate partner violence, IPV, employment

Suggested Citation

Widiss, Deborah A., Addressing the Workplace Effects of Intimate Partner Violence (October 20, 2017). Violence and Abuse in the Workplace (Cary Cooper & Ronald Burke, eds. 2018, Forthcoming); Indiana Legal Studies Research Paper No. 379. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3056431

Deborah Widiss (Contact Author)

Indiana University Maurer School of Law ( email )

211 S. Indiana Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47405
United States

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