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Domestic Violence Awareness for Federal Employees


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Target Audience
Prerequisites
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Overview/Description
The problems of dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking do not only affect homes – they can also affect the workplace. An employee may be harassed at work by phone calls or e-mails, or their attendance and performance may suffer in various ways as a byproduct of what they are experiencing. Coworkers and supervisors need to be prepared to respond sensitively and appropriately. This course explains what domestic violence is and how to recognize when someone at work may be experiencing it. It then offers guidance on how to respond in ways that align with federal agency policies to support victims of domestic violence. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by the Labor, Employment, and Employee Benefits Law Group of the law firm of Sheehan Phinney Bass + Green PA. Please note, however, that the course materials and content are for informational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation or constitute a legal opinion with respect to compliance with any federal, state, or local laws. Transmission of the information is not intended to create, and receipt does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship. Readers should not act upon this information without seeking professional counsel. The information contained herein is provided only as general information that may or may not reflect the most current legal developments. This information is not provided in the course of an attorney-client relationship and is not intended to constitute legal advice or to substitute for obtaining legal advice from an attorney licensed in your state.

Target Audience
All employees of federal agencies

Prerequisites
None

Expected Duration (hours)
0.4

Lesson Objectives

Domestic Violence Awareness for Federal Employees

  • define domestic violence
  • recognize signs of domestic violence in the workplace
  • recognize appropriate ways to respond if someone's work has declined due to domestic violence
  • Course Number:
    fgov_01_a36_lc_enus