When an employee makes the decision to leave his/her abuser, he may not know where is living, but he knows where she works.
What STANDING FIRM calls “partner violence” is more commonly known as “domestic violence”. We use the term partner violence to remind us all that partner violence is not just a “domestic” issue, or something that only affects people’s lives at home. Partner violence occurs in dating and cohabitation relationships and even intimate relationships that have ended. Most importantly to employers, when an employee is experiencing partner violence, this problem affects the entire workplace.
Partner Violence is the pattern of abusive, psychological, emotional, financial, and/or physical behavior between two intimate partners in which one partner maintains power and control over their counterpart.