STANDING FIRM helps employers understand the financial, safety, and human costs of partner violence on the workplace and workforce and equips them with tools for taking effective organizational action.
There is a business case to support the idea that employers have a crucial role to play in protecting the workplace from violence related to partner abuse and in improving productivity and worker health by addressing partner violence as a workforce issue.
By becoming a member of STANDING FIRM’s Employer Alliance Against Domestic Violence, you will:
- Join the hundreds of employers and community champions who understand that partner violence walks in the door at work when employees are involved in abusive or violent relationships at home.
- Understand that partner violence is a silent threat lurking in your workplace. One in every four women and one in every seven men will be a victim in their adult lifetime. One in two persons with disabilities and one in two in the LGBTQIA+ community will be a victim in their adulthood. One in five men may perpetrate abuse in their relationships. These statistics mean that every employer almost certainly counts both victims and perpetrators among its employees.
- Joining STANDING FIRM provides you with the tools you need to be prepared.
- By becoming a STANDING FIRM member, your organization shows itself to be a savvy employer who takes the actions needed to keep your workplace productive and safe.