NEW RESEARCH SHOWS HOW DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CAN IMPACT A COMPANY’S BOTTOM LINE. WILL THIS DEPRESSING PERSPECTIVE FINALLY GET COMPANIES TO CARE?
When one in four women are victims of severe physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetimes, it’s naive to think it hasn’t happened to someone in your company.
Most companies, however, view domestic abuse as a personal problem–more than 70% of workplaces lack a formal policy for dealing with it, according to a new study out of Canada’s Prince Edward Island University–and the problem is compounded by the shame and secrecy victims are made to feel.
The study explored the relationship between violence at home, and suffering at work, in hopes of proving the business case for why employers should take action to help domestic violence victims.