How Domestic Violence Affects the Workplace and What Every Corporation Can Do
According to a report by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), approximately one-third of women in the United States will experience domestic violence at some point in their lifetime. The report also found that one in ten men have also experienced the effects of domestic abuse. As a result of these statistics, the health related costs of rape, physical assault, stalking and homicide by intimate partners are estimated to exceed $8.3 billion each year. The actual costs are expected to be much higher since many domestic violence crimes go unreported.
What does this mean for Corporations?
Due to the high costs incurred, domestic violence ultimately affects a corporation’s bottom line. It contributes to lost productivity, lost workdays, increased medical costs, increased security risks, legal liability, lower employee morale and lower employee safety.
How The Business of Me can help
The Business of Me offers a domestic violence intervention program that can be easily incorporated into the workplace. It is presented as a webinar, which consists of six weekly one-hour sessions. The program helps survivors of domestic violence regain control of their lives by learning how to become self-sufficient and financially independent. It also helps victims safely leave and stay out of abusive relationships, while promoting health and safety in the workplace. Some of the many benefits include:
- Enhanced productivity
- Decreased medical costs
- Better thinkers
- More successful employees
- Employee loyalty
- Workplace safety
Overall, The Business of Me is a cost-effective safety and intervention program, as it only costs approximately $10 per employee per year. Overtime, The Business of Me is expected to show an overall return on investment in the workplace. We predict that the average return on investment for each employee should average at $6 per year per $1 invested.
For more information about how The Business of Me can help your workplace please contact us.