The Workplace Responds to Domestic and Sexual Violence
In recognition of the growing prevalence of violence against women, in National Domestic Violence Awareness Month in 2010, the Obama administration launched a new initiative to assist employers to respond to domestic and sexual violence.
The Obama Administration understands that it takes a coordinated community response to erradicate domestic violence. Toward that goal, in October of 2010, Workplaces Respond to Domestic and Sexual Violence: A National Resource Center was launched with the overarching goal to make it easier for employers to adopt policies to support and protect employees who are victims of domestic and sexual violence. The National Resource Center’s website includes but is not limited to: information on work place violence, guns and the work place, and union responses. The new Workplace Resource Center was created by a partnership of seven national organizations led by the Family Violence Prevention Fund.
For further information on the new national center, visit Workplaces Respond to Domestic and Sexual Violence: A National Resource Center’s website at http://www.workplacesrespond.org/.
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