Tasha is a beautiful young lady. She comes to work dressed to the nines, hair laid, nails done, makeup always on point. Six months into the gig something changes. She is less focused on work tasks, begins to make senseless mistakes, you notice that she is wearing dark shades throughout the day, her makeup is starting to look a littler heavier than normal. She’s called out sick the past two Monday’s and when she returns on Tuesday her arm is in a sling “oh I fell down the stairs” she says; or her ankle is wrapped in an ace bandage, “oh I hurt myself running” she says.
Something isn’t right.
As her work friend you have a deep suspicion that she is being abused at home. You aren’t sure what to do or how to address the issue. You are afraid for her safety.What should you do?
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). one in every four women and one in 10 men will experience domestic violence in their lifetime. The Department of Labor reports that victims of domestic violence lose nearly 8 million days of paid work per year in the U.S., resulting in a $1.8 billion loss in productivity for employers.
Please check out the videos below. We may not be in an office everyday anymore but we can still help. If you see something on that Zoom video SAY SOMETHING. Lets help our co-workers who might be dealing with domestic terrorism.
This is an insightful article on LinkedIn that everyone should read.
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