Domestic Violence in the Workplace
Domestic Violence (DV) can be a damaging and insidious enemy to employers, endangering staff and stealing money from right beneath a company’s nose. It affects up to 60% of all women, as well as men and members of the LGBTQ community. When victims go from home to work, the abuse they experience often follows, resulting in costly and dangerous “spillover” issues that management may not even know about. If information on DV isn’t flowing easily between staff, supervisors, security, and HR then the company is “flying blind”, and won’t expect the potential safety hazards and legal liabilities that may ensue. In that space of darkness an employer is unaware, unengaged with the victim, and therefore perilously unprepared.
Working with Presage Helps Employers Move From Darkness to Light
Although DV is a complex and concerning issue for employers, Presage Consulting and Training specializes in helping them transform to a position of confident awareness. When a company works with us, their key personnel are trained, ready for anything, and armed with the knowledge to sucessfully engage employees who are affected by DV. Management learns how to recognize and respond to DV sensitively and effectively, while threat teams improve their case management skills. Most importantly, leadership gains peace of mind in knowing that they can call us for expert guidance whenever needed. In time, that strong partnership can yield multiple business benefits, such as:
- Greater overall safety of the workplace
- Increased productivity
- Decreased absenteeism
- Lower mental and physical health care costs
- Reduced legal liability
- Improved employee retention
- Positive public relations
- Enhanced reputation as an employer
If you would like more information on how Presage can help your company to reduce the risks of DV in the workplace, please contact us at:
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