Employers must determine initially what issues to address in a program responding to domestic and sexual violence and then on an ongoing basis evaluate the impact of their strategic actions. For discussion and tools, see Monitoring and Evaluating Employer Responses.
Safety and security demand the employer’s utmost concern and consideration of the appropriate response. The most effective response in dealing with the workplace threat of a perpetrator's criminal behaviors is to treat that threat like any external threat to the workplace. All threats of workplace violence, including those from co-workers, customers or outside strangers, are the employer's responsibility. For discussion of safety and security, including ongoing threat assessment, see Safety and Security.