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How Should Employers Respond to the “Covid Spike” in Domestic Violence?

Posted by Lynn Fairweather on Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Since Covid-19 lockdowns began in March of 2020, many companies have adjusted by offering “work from home” options for their employees, and some are now beginning to resume in-person business at stores, offices, and other facilities. However, recent studies indicate that reports of intimate partner abuse around the world have increased dramatically over the past few months, […]

Tele-Commuting Protects Employees from Viruses, But Not from Violence

Posted by Lynn Fairweather on Monday, March 16, 2020

With the advent of the novel coronavirus (or COVID-19), many companies are choosing to let employees work from home in an effort to curtail the spread of illness. In most cases this is a prudent decision, but for people who are experiencing domestic violence, a mandate to self-isolate can be a virtual prison sentence. The […]

Lynn Fairweather of Presage Training Speaking at GSX 2019

Posted by Brainjar Media on Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Don’t miss Lynn Fairweather of Presage Training speaking at the 2019 Global Security Exchange Conference. Lynn Fairweather will provide a lecture on Assessing and Managing the Domestically Violent Employee on Tuesday, September 10th from 2 PM to 4 PM at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL. Assessing and Managing the Domestically Violent Employee Statistically speaking, most […]

What Is The So-called “Boyfriend Loophole” in American Gun Laws?

Posted by Lynn Fairweather on Saturday, May 12, 2018

The so-called “Boyfriend Loophole”, present in the gun laws of many states, refers to a gap in existing legislation which prevents someone accused of domestic violence or stalking from purchasing a firearm. Under many current statutes, only married offenders are included in the prohibition; dating partners, co-habiting partners, and family members are excluded. New research […]

Dark Matter: The Relationship Between Domestic Violence and Mass Murder

Posted by Lynn Fairweather on Monday, January 23, 2017

(Originally published on – 1/23/17) On Jan. 10 of last year, a young man named Esteban Santiago stood outside the door of a bathroom being used by his girlfriend in Anchorage, Alaska. When she did not emerge upon demand, Esteban proceeded to kick the door in with enough force to split its wooden frame. […]

When Domestic Violence Becomes Public Violence

Posted by Brainjar Media on Sunday, August 21, 2016

On July 29th, nineteen-year-old Allen Ivanov attempted to reconcile with his ex-girlfriend, but she refused. The next day he opened fire at a Seattle house party, killing her and several other young people who just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. The most appalling part is that the shooter had […]

Multinational Corporations and the Risk of Domestic Violence Spillover

Posted by Brainjar Media on Tuesday, August 16, 2016

(As published in the July/August edition of the Workplace Violence Prevention eReport, August 18, 2016) Multinational Employers and Domestic Violence: Confronting the Quiet Enemy By Lynn Fairweather, MSW – Presage Consulting and Training Doing business globally creates a variety of challenges for multinational employers, but one of the most dangerous threats they face may also […]

Another Tragic Example of Domestic Violence Spillover in the Workplace

Posted by Brainjar Media on Thursday, June 30, 2016

(originally published in Reuters by Keith Coffman on 6/29/16) Woman dies after downtown Denver office shooting Nearly 3/4 of domestic violence victims work, and 74% of them report experiencing “spillover” such as harassment, assaults, and stalking in the workplace. While it is yet unclear what warning signs (if any) were present in this particular case, […]

Kansas Workplace Shooting Had Domestic Violence Roots

Posted by Brainjar Media on Friday, February 26, 2016

  (Originally published on on 2/26/16) Sheriff Says Kansas Shooter Was Served Protection Order Just Before Attack From a domestic violence perspective, this subject was a very dangerous individual even before he began shooting bystanders and co-workers. His intimate partner’s reports of assault, strangulation, alcohol abuse, and mental health issues were all red flags […]

Sticks and Stones: Why Emotional and Verbal Abuse Can be Just as Damaging as Physical Abuse

Posted by Lynn Fairweather on Friday, January 2, 2015

In my two decades of work with thousands of domestic violence victims, many have told me that the pain they suffered as a result of their partner’s words was equal to or worse than what they experienced when physically assaulted. “Cuts and bruises heal” one woman explained, “Soul wounds don’t”. But for many people, it […]

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