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Responding to Intimate Partner Violence in the Workplace

NCJ Number
Security Journal Volume: 26 Issue: 3 Dated: July 2013 Pages: 249-263
Dennis M. Savard; Daniel B. Kennedy
Date Published
July 2013
15 pages
This article discusses the increased need for organizations to respond to incidents of intimate partner violence in the workplace.
Violence in the workplace has become an important issue for the modern-day security manager. The security manager continually faces a variety of threats that originate from within and beyond the confines of the workplace. As the workforce becomes more diverse, the security manager will face new issues. Increasingly, he or she is confronted with instances of intimate partner violence (IPV) at the workplace. The context of such threats creates unique circumstances in terms of how security personnel should respond. The security manager's responsibility is evolving into areas that were once thought to be beyond the purview of his or her duties. Having knowledge of law that addresses workplace restraining orders, understanding liability as it relates to negligent security, and recognizing the characteristics of the workplace stalker can well serve the security manager when responding to IPV at work. (Published Abstract)