The United States Department of Labor reports that victims of domestic violence lose nearly 8 million days of paid work per year in the U.S., resulting in a $1.8 billion loss in productivity for employers. Abused employees have higher absenteeism and lower productivity rates than non-abused employees. They also have over 40% higher health care costs and a greater chance of leaving the company or being fired because of what they are experiencing at home and at work.
If that’s not enough, employers who know or have reason to know that any employee by reason of an abusive relationship is not safe at work have legal obligations, and risk liability if they fail to take appropriate measures.
Please join attorney Janette Levey-Frisch for a discussion of the effects of domestic violence in the workplace, the legal issues and obligations involved, and practical, effective steps employers can reduce the danger that domestic violence poses in the workplace.
WHAT WE’LL COVER
Just a sampling of what this webinar will cover:
- How domestic violence can affect your workplace and everyone in it
- Recognizing, responding to, and referring domestic violence victims
- Tools for keeping victims and the workplace safe
- Supervising the alleged victim of domestic abuse
- Why employee-victims of domestic violence might refuse help or return to a dangerous relationship
- Supervising the alleged perpetrator of domestic abuse
- Privacy and confidentiality considerations
- Whether you can require an affected employee to take leave
- How to provide your employees with support when they need to attend counseling, court hearings, etc.
- AND MUCH MORE!
YOUR CONFERENCE LEADER
Your conference leader for “What to Do When Domestic Violence Comes to Work: Legal Obligations and More” is Janette Levey Frisch. Janette has over 20 years of legal experience, more than 10 of which she has spent in employment law. It was during her tenure as sole in-house counsel for a mid-size staffing company headquartered in Central New Jersey, with operations all over the continental U.S., that she truly developed her passion for employment law.
Janette works with employers on most employment law issues, acting as the employer’s legal wellness professional — to ensure that employers are in the best position possible to avoid litigation, audits, employee relations problems, and the attendant, often exorbitant costs. Janette authors the firm’s weekly blog, where you can read each week, in plain English (not legalese) about issues impacting employers today. Janette has written articles on many different employment law issues for many publications, including EEO Insight, Staffing Industry Review, @Law, and Chief Legal Officer. Janette has served on the Workplace Violence Prevention Institute, a multidisciplinary task force dedicated to providing proactive, holistic solutions to employers serious about promoting workplace safety and preventing workplace violence. Janette has also spoken and trained on topics, such as criminal background checks in the hiring process, joint employment, severance arrangements, pre-employment screening among many, many others.
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