In light of the ongoing news regarding the NFL and former Baltimore Ravens player Ray Rice, domestic violence has become a widely discussed topic, especially with regard to how it should be handled in the workplace.Bert J. Alicea, Vice President, EAP+Work/Life Services for Health Advocate, presented a seminar on domestic violence and workplace safety on September 4, 2014, at the 2nd Annual Men of Courage Breakfast in Orlando, Florida, hosted by Harbor House of Central Florida.
During his presentation to over 300 CEOs and HR professionals, Bert discussed:
- The factors that can lead to domestic violence in the workplace
- How to identify domestic violence among employees and approach them
- Why it is so important for employers to address this issue
- How organizations can put a policy in place to protect their employees
Despite the startling prevalence of domestic violence in this country, as many as 70 percent of companies do not have a plan or policy in place to address this issue. Reach out to your HR department to find out if they have a workplace domestic violence response plan, and if not, encourage them to consider creating one.
For Health Advocate Members
If you’re a Health Advocate member with access to the EAP+Work/Life program, call your Work/Life specialist to learn more about domestic violence in the workplace and available resources if you or someone you know may be a victim of domestic violence.
Other Helpful Resources
To learn more, please visit any of the websites below that provide additional information about domestic violence in the workplace: