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Domestic Violence: Employees Can Be Victims Or Abusers

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month reminds employers to be prepared all year round for the possibility that an employee is a victim or a perpetrator of domestic abuse.

Occasionally, your organization might employ both the victim and the perpetrator. That was the case at Cascade Foods, Inc. A female employee obtained a restraining order against a co-worker, who also happened to be her former boyfriend. The employee obtained the restraining order against him for physically and verbally threatening her safety. Despite knowing this, the company asked her to have the restraining order altered so that her abuser could continue to work for the company. When she refused, she was fired. The Equal Employment Opportunity Committee (EEOC) has since filed a retaliation lawsuit on her behalf.


"With nearly one-third of American women reporting being physically or sexually abused by a husband or boyfriend at some point in thei...(register to read more)

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