Domestic Violence Awareness for Federal Employees

  • 4 topics | 12m
  • Up to 30 languages
  • Transcripts
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 Law Group of the law firm of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC. 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.


  • identify common characteristics of domestic violence
  • identify warning signs that an employee may be the victim of domestic violence
  • identify appropriate ways to support an employee who may be a victim of domestic violence
  • recognize approaches to support employees who may be victims of domestic violence


  • Defining Domestic Violence
  • Recognizing Signs of Domestic Violence
  • Support Domestic Violence Victims in the Workplace
  • Knowledge Check: Understanding Domestic Violence