I am not a victim; I am a child of God with a choice

and I choose to let go of the need to be punished and the need to be suffer for brownie points.  I am the head, not the tail. I deserve a good life and by having a great job, fulfilling relationships, money and being of service, the world and those around me heal and are blessed themselves.

 

Workplace Violence Statistics

Domestic violence, also known as spouse abuse, relationship violence and dating violence, does not just exist in the home. It affects the work site in many ways. Even if someone has left an abusive relationship, the work site is one place where the abuser or batterer can find the survivor.

Here are some facts about workplace violence and how it impacts the work environment:

  • It is estimated that a woman is beaten every 9 seconds in the United States
    (Federal Bureau of Investigation)
  • In one year, it is estimated between 6 and 10 million women are abused by current or former partners.
    (National Coalition Against Domestic Violence)
  • Domestic homicide is the leading cause of death for women in the workplace.
    (U.S. Department of Labor)
  • The estimated cost American companies pay for workplace violence is $5 billion annually which is manifested as low productivity, higher stress, increased health care costs, absenteeism and turnover, and those workplace incidents which result in litigation.
    (U.S. Department of Labor)
  • In a study of the experiences of battered women who worked outside of the home, 55% reported battering resulted in absenteeism, 62% were late or had to leave work early, 24% lost their job and 56% were harassed at work.
    (Resource Center on Domestic & Sexual Violence, Michigan Department of Social Services)
  • While 95% of reported cases involve a woman being battered by a man, men can also be battered.
    (Family Violence Prevention Fund)

Workplace Violence

Articles Summaries

Facts & Figures/Statistics

  • Faragher v. City of Boca Raton In 1998, the U.S. Supreme Court determined that companies must prevent – not simply react to – a hostile workplace (Faragher v. City of Boca Raton.)
  • Top Solutions to Preventing Workplace Violence According to an American Society of Industrial Security survey the top strategy indicated by respondents (25%) for preventing workplace violence is ’employee training.’ The second place strategy named by 15% of the respondents was ‘zero tolerance’ and the third leading prevention method mentioned by 13% was controlling access to buildings.
  • Verbal Threats Most Common Violence Act A Society for Human Resource Management study shows that more than half the companies in the United States have experienced some sort of workplace violence, with verbal threats being cited by 41% of respondents as the most common form. The study also indicated that about 68% of respondents indicated they have a formal workplace violence policy.
  • Top Solutions to Preventing Workplace Violence According to an American Society of Industrial Security survey the top strategy indicated by respondents (25%) for preventing workplace violence is ’employee training.’ The second place strategy named by 15% of the respondents was ‘zero tolerance’ and the third leading prevention method mentioned by 13% was controlling access to buildings.
  • Verbal Threats Most Common Violence Act A Society for Human Resource Management study shows that more than half the companies in the United States have experienced some sort of workplace violence, with verbal threats being cited by 41% of respondents as the most common form.

 

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