The Impact of Violence on Workplace Communities

Domestic and sexual violence, and stalking can impact the workplace, survivors, and the community in complex ways.

The Impact of Violence on Workplace Communities

Personal history, resources, culture, and the context of a survivor’s life may shape his or her reaction to violence. Some survivors may share their experience right away; others may prefer to keep their feelings private. As friends, co-workers, and community members try to make sense of what happened, they may experience similar reactions to those of a survivor.

This factsheet explores the ways in which domestic and sexual violence, and stalking impact the workplace, survivors, and the community.