Dealing with domestic violence in the workplace (Toughest HR Question)

Employers have moral, ethical and legal obligations to protect employees
By By Brian Kreissl
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 10/22/2013

Question: What is the best way to handle a situation at work involving domestic violence?

Answer: Domestic violence at home can frequently become an issue of workplace violence, and employers have moral, ethical and legal obligations to protect employees from the spillover effects.

Employers have a legal duty to provide a safe workplace free from violence, regardless of whether the perpetrator is a colleague, customer, visitor, partner or family member.