Why should you care?
In 2000, 36% of rape/sexual assault victims lost more than 10 days of work after their victimization.
A 2005 study using data from a national telephone survey of 8,000 women about their experiences with violence found that women experiencing physical intimate partner violence victimization reported an average of 7.2 days of work-related lost productivity. In one study, over 51% of stalking victims indicated that it had occurred at least once on work premises.
Although domestic and sexual violence are not seen as workplace issues, these statistics clearly show that what happens off the clock impacts what happens on the clock.
What can we do to help you?
- Our crisis response program can send an advocate to your workplace to meet with a victim one-on-one.
- Our outreach team can develop personalized trainings specific to your needs.
- We can work with your management team to evaluate current policies and procedures and possible implications these could have on victims.