Everyone knows about domestic violence as a criminal issue. But this article by Forbes magazine talks about it in a social, business and health context.
Read the whole story from Forbes magazine HERE.
The article makes the argument that "domestic violence reduces productivity leads to absenteeism and drives up health care costs" costing an estimated $8.3 billion was higher medical expenses and lost productivity.
"Nearly a quarter of employed women report that domestic violence has affected their work performance at some point in their lives. Each year, an estimated 8 million days of paid work is lost in the U.S. because of domestic violence" according to the article.
We’ve seen some progress since then, but the silence remains deafening. Every manager or business owner has a role to play in domestic violence if for no other reason than to improve the level of productivity of their business.
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