Topic of the Week
Domestic Violence and the Workplace
Blog of the Week
Cyberbullying: What to Do If You’re Being Bullied or Abused During Remote Work
Don’t put up with cyberbullying. It can feel difficult to tackle because it may happen in subtle ways or through non-work channels. But in some cases you have specific rights that mean employers must take action.
Thought for the Week
"Domestic violence and sexual assault walk in the doors of each and every workplace every day here in the United States. Domestic violence robs our employees of their dignity and their health, and these issues hide in darkness until we bring them into the light."
–Kim Wells | Executive director of the Corporate Alliance to End Partner Violence
List of the Week
from Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
Domestic Violence & The Workplace
- One in every four women and one in 10 men will experience domestic violence in their lifetime
- The Department of Labor reports that victims of domestic violence lose nearly 8 million days of paid work per year in the U.S., resulting in a $1.8 billion loss in productivity for employers.
- An estimated 1.3 million women are victims of physical assault by an intimate partner each year and that 85% of domestic violence victims are women.
- 21% of full-time employed adults said they were victims of domestic violence and 74% of that group said they’ve been harassed at work.
- 65% of companies don’t have a formal workplace domestic violence prevention policy, according to research conducted by the.
Top Five News Headlines
- Essential Workers Need Better Masks
- We need to talk about the bias against child-free employees
- Store Workers to Get New Training: How to Handle Fights Over Masks
- Conduent to Pay $77,500 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Lawsuit
- Target to pay more than $70 million in bonuses to hourly employees ahead of holidays