Domestic Violence and the Workplace

February 2012

Domestic violence affects the lives and compromises the safety of thousands of New Yorkers each day, with tragic, destructive and sometimes fatal results.

In addition to taking a tremendous toll on the individuals it directly affects, domestic violence often spills over into the workplace, compromising the safety of both victims and co-workers. Domestic violence in the workplace creates many concerns which include loss of productivity, increased health care costs, increased absenteeism and increased employee turnover.

The City University of New York disapproves of violence against women, men, or children in any form, whether as an act of workplace violence or in any employee’s personal life. Please take a moment to review the policy on Domestic Violence and the Workplace and the procedures outlined within by clicking here.