Domestic violence doesn't only affect the home. The U.S. Department of Justice estimates that husbands and boyfriends commit 13,000 acts of violence against women in the workplace every year.
More secretaries were slain on the job in 1993 than police officers and bartenders, combined. American employees miss 175,000 days per year of paid work because of domestic violence. An overwhelming majority -- 94% -- of security directors rank domestic violence as a high workplace security risk.
In two surveys of battered women, 60% of respondents indicated that they had been late to work because of abuse and 50% said they had been absent from work because of abuse, while 74% reported that they had been harassed at work by their abuser on the phone or in person.
U.S. businesses experience an estimated $100 million in lost wages, sick leave and absenteeism every year because of domestic violence.
Tillamook County Women's Resource Center can help your business through consultation on issues relating to domestic violence in the workplace. These include:
Compliance with Oregon workplace violence regulations,
How to help an employee who is experiencing abuse,
How to properly address security issues,
Counseling and referral services for employees and dependents,
Training for manager, human resource and line personnel.