Recommended Policy Provisions

Domestic and sexual violence pervades all aspects of our society. Studies show that at least one in four women is a victim of domestic or sexual violence at some point in her life. In almost any workplace, there are likely be to individuals who have been or are currently dealing with domestic or sexual violence. While it is very unusual for domestic violence to lead to violent incidents in the workplace itself, employees who are victims may need time off to take steps to address the violence in their lives and a variety of workplace accommodations to help protect themselves and their co-workers.