How Domestic Violence Affects Business

Each year domestic violence costs businesses $3-5 billion in lost productivity, absenteeism, employee turnover and health care costs.

1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men will be will be victims of severe violence by an intimate partner in their lifetimes.

PRODUCTIVITY

96% of battered women report workplace problems because of domestic violence.

74% of battered women report being harmed by their batterer at work.

60% of victims report that they are tardy due to domestic violence; 50% miss work; 70% have difficulty performing tasks; 60% were reprimanded because of problems associated with abuse and 30% lost their jobs.

SECURITY

94% of corporate security directors rank domestic violence as a high security problem at their companies.

LIABILITY

OSHA requires employers to provide a safe and healthful workplace for all employees.

Consider the statistics.  If you think your business is not affected by domestic violence then think again.