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Addressing Domestic Violence in the Workplace by Johnny Lee

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Employee Records

One step employers often overlook in their haste to cover workloads and assess physical security is update the employee’s records. This process takes just a few minutes, but it is a crucial part of safety planning, especially if there is a violent scene at work. The name and phone numbers of every contact person should be reviewed by HR; unfortunately, the person who is listed at the time of hire is often the person now doing the victimizing. You must ask the victim for the name of someone they can trust in the event of an emergency. Naturally, the employee-victim should tell this contact person what they are going through and advise them of their role should an emergency occur.

PERSONAL CONTACT INFORMATION

If the victim has ...

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