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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 …

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 …

Lynn Fairweather of Presage Training Speaking at GSX 2019

Posted by Brainjar Media on Tuesday, August 6, 2019

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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 …

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 …

Dark Matter: The Relationship Between Domestic Violence and Mass Murder

Posted by Lynn Fairweather on Monday, January 23, 2017

(Originally published on DomesticShelters.org – 1/23/17)

dekraii in cuffsOn 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, …

When Domestic Violence Becomes Public Violence

Posted by Brainjar Media on Sunday, August 21, 2016

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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 …

Multinational Corporations and the Risk of Domestic Violence Spillover

Posted by Brainjar Media on Tuesday, August 16, 2016

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(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 …

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 …

Kansas Workplace Shooting Had Domestic Violence Roots

Posted by Brainjar Media on Friday, February 26, 2016

 

(Originally published on npr.org 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 …

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

bigstock-Domestic-Violence-447645In 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. …

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