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.
- 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.