Domestic Violence in the Workplace
This course discusses difficult and highly sensitive topics, such as various forms of harassment, discrimination, and other inappropriate behaviors in the workplace. If you need help processing potentially challenging content, please reach out to the Employee Assistance Program or your HR office for further support.
Domestic violence" or "intimate partner violence", can be defined as a pattern of behavior in any relationship that is used to gain or maintain power and control over an intimate partner. Domestic abuse can happen to anyone of any race, age, sexual orientation, religion, or gender, and can often present itself in the workplace.
After taking this training, you will have a foundational understanding of domestic violence policies and procedures in the work environment. You will learn best practices for responding to incidents of domestic violence in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. Additionally, you will gain an appreciation of the complexities involved in assisting victims while providing accountability to perpetrators. Through the use of hypothetical situations, learners will understand what conduct is appropriate and options to take when faced with sexual assault situations in their agency.
Employees who complete this course will be able to…
- Become an advocate and informed resource for domestic violence survivors at work
- Learn how to respond to support domestic abuse survivors at work
- Understand domestic violence as defined in the law as defined in RCW 26.50.010, what it looks like for victims and survivors, and the forms in how it shows up in the workplace
- Identify warning signs for domestic violence
- Understand the legal rights of domestic violence victim and survivors
- Understand the resources available for domestic violence survivors and how to provide assistance to domestic violence victims in a confidential setting. (Domestic Violence Leave for Victims and Family Members, WA Domestic Violence Leave from work, Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence (WSCADV), The Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS), and more)
What domestic violence is and how to become an advocate for survivors at work.
How to respond to support survivors and victims and Identify warning signs.
Intended Audience: Public sector employees.