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Workplaces Respond to Domestic & Sexual Violence


Today many workplaces recognize that violence causes enormous suffering for the individual victims and their families and colleagues. Violence also impacts safety, productivity, and costs of doing business. You can help educate your organization at every level, and the following tools can help. For additional discussion, see Workplace Education and Training on Domestic and Sexual Violence on this website.

The Cost of Violence

How much does domestic violence cost your business? This domestic violence cost calculator, developed by Texas Health Resources, will give you a rough cost estimate.

Take a Quiz

Domestic and Sexual Violence in the Workplace Quiz

Try a quiz to assess your own knowledge about domestic and sexual violence and the workplace and consider using it as a teaching tool for others in your company/organization.

Sexual Violence and LGBTQ Quiz

This quiz can help assess your own or your co-workers’ knowledge about sexual violence and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered or queer (LGBTQ) individuals.

Real World Examples

See how employers and unions have handled real situations involving violence and the workplace, and assess their response.

Partner Organizations Futures Without Violence (formerly Family Violence Prevention Fund), Legal Momentum, Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape and its National Sexual Violence Resource Center, National Sexual Assault Coalition Resource Sharing Project (RSP) of the Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault, American Bar Association Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence, Corporate Alliance to End Partner Violence, Victim Rights Law Center, and Stalking Resource Center: A Program of The National Center for Victims of Crime.

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Funding by US Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women

This project was supported by Grant No. 2009-TA-AX-K028 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed on this site or in any materials on this site, are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.