Addressing the Workplace Effects of Intimate Partner Violence
Violence and Abuse in and Around Organisations (Cary Cooper & Ronald Burke, eds. 2018)
17 Pages Posted: 21 Oct 2017 Last revised: 5 Aug 2019
Date Written: October 20, 2017
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
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