Domestic Violence and the Workplace Training Course
Domestic violence is part of life for thousands of people each and every day, compromising their safety, destroying families, and leading to tragic if not at times fatal results. Victims include both women and men from all levels of society. With this broad of a reach, domestic violence frequently spills over into the workplace, causing repercussions within companies of all sizes and across all industries.
Organizations have an opportunity, or perhaps an obligation, to train employees to recognize and respond to signs of domestic violence as a means to improve workplace safety, and enhance employee morale and productivity. In October 2008, New York’s Governor issued an Executive Order requiring all state agencies to formulate a “Domestic Violence and the Workplace” policy that encourages domestic violence education and training for employees.
The Cintas, 30-minute Online Domestic Violence and the Workplace Training Course is based on the model workplace policy formulated by the Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence. Course participants will become more aware of the negative impact domestic violence can have on the workplace, and become more prepared to help prevent, mitigate and respond to incidents of domestic violence. Topics include:
- Domestic violence defined
- How to spot domestic violence in the workplace
- Official policies and procedures regarding domestic violence
- How to respond to incidents of domestic violence
- Proper communication regarding domestic violence
- How to practice non-discrimination against victims and witnesses