Domestic Violence: Its Impact in the Workplace
Join us on Thursday, January 13th 2011

12 to 1 pm ET
Leading the discussion:

Kim Wells, Executive Director of the Corporate Alliance to End Partner Violence

Jane Randel, Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications & Brand Services for Liz Claiborne Inc.

Jeremy Bruce, Manager, Employee Relations for Verizon Wireless
Domestic violence has a significant impact on the workplace. It impacts the health, productivity and safety of victims – and others at the workplace as well. Join us to learn about Liz Claiborne Inc. and Verizon Wireless’ innovative domestic violence workplace programs.

Discover how you can start a program in your workplace and how as an advocate, you can work with employers in your community to ensure that they are responsive to the needs of domestic violence victims.

The Statistics:

  • A 2005 national telephone survey by the Corporate Alliance to End Partner Violence (CAEPV) found that 21% of full-time employed adults were victims of domestic violence and 64% of them indicated their work performance was significantly impacted.
  • According to the CDC, intimate partner violence victims lose a total of nearly 8.0 million days of paid work a year—the equivalent of more than 32,000 full-time jobs.
  • The annual cost of lost productivity due to domestic violence is estimated as $727.8 million.
  • The cost of domestic violence to the US economy is over $8.3 billion. This cost includes medical care, mental health services, and lost productivity (e.g., time away from work).
  • Domestic violence coming to the workplace accounts for 24% of workplace violence incidents (Bureau of Labor Statistics, October 2006)

Sources: The Corporate Alliance to End Partner Violence (www.caepv.org) and the Family Violence Prevention Fund www.endabuse.org.