General Human Resources Law Enforcement Social Services

Domestic Violence and Potential Consequences in the Workplace


Room C October 18, 2017 1:05 pm - 2:15 pm

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Erin Camp
Arrissa Meyer

Erin Camp

Siemens PLM Software Inc.

Arrissa Meyer

While domestic violence is often thought to be something that occurs in private, the effects of domestic violence can spill over into victims’ work lives and the workplace. This presentation will address the potential consequences of domestic violence in the workplace and steps employers can take to help protect their workers and their Company from domestic violence-related issues, including:

  • Ways to help protect workers from domestic violence and minimize employer liability for failing to do so
  • Privacy concerns related to domestic violence and ways to minimize employer liability for invasion of employee privacy
  • Key issues under employment laws, including anti-discrimination and leave laws, and ways to minimize liability under those laws

Learning Objectives:

1) Identify ways to help protect worker safety related to domestic violence and also minimize employer liability related to failing to protect employees from domestic violence;

2) Identify privacy concerns in dealing with domestic violence and how to minimize employer liability for invasion of employee’s privacy; and

3) Identify key legal protections related to domestic violence under anti-discrimination and leave laws and ways to minimize liability under those laws.

This session currently qualifies for CEUs for the following: LPC, LMFT, LCDC, HRCI, TCOLE, TDCJ-CJAD