For Employers

Domestic violence and family violence not only affects the individuals and the children involved, but can also have an influence on the workplace environment. Some possible effects that employers may encounter because of family violence in an employee's home are:

  • Increased work absences
  • Increased health care utilization and costs
  • Decreased work productivity
  • Increased safety concerns in the work environment

To address the issue of how to deal with the effects of family violence that spill into the work environment, the Family Violence Prevention Council has a “Model Policy on Workplace Response to Domestic Violence. Please click on PDF file below.

If you would like more information on domestic violence and domestic violence in the workplace please visit the website of the New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence.