Addressing Domestic Violence in the Workplace
by Johnny Lee
From Amazon.com: The overwhelming occurrence of domestic violence in our society makes it more than likely there are—or will soon be—victims in your workplace. This timely book will help you recognize, respond to and prevent domestic violence and reduce your direct liability as an employer.
Written by a domestic violence specialist, the book’s 10 chapters provide valuable insight into the complexities of dealing with domestic violence in business. It is recommended reading for human resource professionals, managers, and business owners who want to prevent an incident through policy and program development or be ready to intervene in case of a crisis. It is also a critical resource for domestic violence advocates, employment law attorneys, security personnel, and occupational health professionals.
Highlighting cases of actual incidents of workplace violence, Addressing Domestic Violence is a comprehensive resource that will help you:
- Recognize the warning signs of domestic violence
- Handle legal issues
- Develop appropriate policies
- Understand the impact of domestic violence on business
- Know what to do if the batterer is an employee
- Communicate with victims
- Make your entire workplace more secure
- Train employees on domestic violence protocol
With Addressing Domestic Violence as your guide, you can overcome any reluctance to get involved in such “personal matters,” save valuable employees from termination, and gain—in return—years of loyal and dedicated service.
About the Author
Johnny Lee is the founding director of Peace@Work, a non-profit organization committed to the prevention of violence in the workplace. He provides consulting services to businesses and nonprofit organizations on the escalating problem of domestic violence, specializing in program development and training for human resource professionals, chambers of commerce, state and county agencies, and private corporations.
Before founding Peace@Work, Johnny Lee served as the workplace violence specialist for the North Carolina Office of State Personnel, where he was responsible for helping state agencies develop or revise their workplace violence policies to include a domestic violence component. He was an active member of the North Carolina Domestic Violence Commission, and has worked directly with victims of domestic violence from incident to prosecution as victim services coordinator for a major metropolitan police department. Before becoming involved with violence prevention, he spent six years heading up adventure and leadership programs for Outward Bound.
Johnny Lee sits on the boards of the North Carolina Continuity Business Planners, the North Carolina Interagency Council of Victim Services, and the North Carolina Victim Assistance Network, and participates in task forces to raise awareness and coordinate services to victims of family violence. He holds a Master’s degree from Mankato State University in Minnesota and writes about issues related to the subject of domestic violence for such publications as The Journal of Safe Management of Disruptive and Assaultive Behavior.