Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence

Information for Professionals

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Domestic violence permeates the lives and compromises the safety of millions of employees each day, with tragic, destructive and often fatal results. Read more about domestic violence and how it impacts the workplace.

Overview of the issue

Laws, regulations and guidelines

How OPDV Can Help

At least one million women and 371,000 men are victims of stalking in the US each year. Stalkers often follow the victim to the workplace.2


Workplace Links


  1. EDK Associates for The Body Shop (1997). The Many Faces of Domestic Violence and Its Impact on the Workplace. New York: EDK Associates.
  2. US Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice (2000). Full Report of the Prevalence, Incidence and Consequences of Violence Against Women, November, NCJ-183781.