Sunday, December 11, 2005
The results of a recent Arkansas study say that domestic violence carries dramatic implications in the workplace. The University of Arkansas researchers found that individuals who have been abused by intimate partners miss work for health-related reasons and are tardy more often than other employees. It also showed that 20% of threats and 72% of stalking incidents occur at work, potentially putting other employees, and even customers, at risk. The study also showed that employees abused by an intimate partner are exhausted more frequently and have more difficulty concentrating at work than employees who aren't abused by an intimate partner. Females who said they had been victimized in the previous 12 months reported that they had been distracted, missed work, and were often tardy. Source: Karen E. Klein, news.yahoo.com. For more information, please click here (last visited December 11, 2005, reo).