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2009

Labor and Employment Law

Harassment

University of the District of Columbia School of Law

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Changing Federal Statutory Proposals To Address Domestic Violence At Work: Creating A Societal Response By Making Businesses A Part Of The Solution, Marcy L. Karin Jan 2009

Changing Federal Statutory Proposals To Address Domestic Violence At Work: Creating A Societal Response By Making Businesses A Part Of The Solution, Marcy L. Karin

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Over five million acts of domestic violence are committed every year.1 The prevalence of these acts makes domestic violence “the leading cause of injury to women.”2 Detrimental wherever they occur, these acts are not limited to the privacy of one’s home. Instead, domestic violence regularly and repeatedly spills over to the “public” workplace.For example, Francescia La Rose’s former boyfriend called her supervisor and threatened to come to the office to kill La Rose if she was not fired. Her employer responded by warning La Rose to keep her personal problems out of the workplace. The next day, the ex-boyfriend walked …