Lunch & Learn: Empowered Employers - Understanding How Domestic Violence Affects Employees

  • June 13, 2019
    11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Join Polaris MEP and the Domestic Violence Resource Center of South County (DVRC) for a critically important and informative lunch & learn for manufacturers to raise awareness of the impact that domestic violence is having on your business and, much more importantly, your employees.

Some facts you should know:

  • Being a victim of violence can affect employees in overt and subtle ways. Workers may experience violence on the job, including stalking, threatening calls or physical assaults.
  • Homicide is the second leading cause of injury death for women at work, according the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and intimate partners commit a significant percentage of those murders.
  • In addition to creating serious safety issues in the workplace, the CDC estimates that domestic violence costs the U.S. at least $8 billion a year in lost productivity and healthcare costs.

What’s covered:

  • What is Domestic Violence?
  • Is it different from Sexual Assault? How?
  • Why is it important to discuss DV in the workplace?
  • Q&A

Who should attend:

  • Executive level, Human Resource Staff, those tasked with employee health and safety, other interested personel.

Attn: If you are unable to attend this event but would still like to speak confidentially with someone about this or a related topic, please call:

401.782.3990 (helpline) / 1.800.494.8100 (24/7 hotline) / You may also visit for more information.


95 Cripe St, North Kingstown, Rhode Island, 02852, United States