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Webcast & Resources: Domestic Violence in the Workplace

The Worker Institute at Cornell's KC Wagner and The Scheinman Institute on Conflict Resolution's Sally Klingel

This webcast has already taken place and has been recorded. Please click here watch the archived webcast.

Did you know that workplace violence most often starts off as intimate partner violence? When domestic violence enters the workplace, it can have significant repercussions for the targeted individual and the professional environment. HR professionals, mediators and arbitrators, union stewards, supervisors and fellow co-workers can all be affected by, and have a role to play in dealing with intimate partner violence as a critical workplace issue.
Join us on Wednesday, October 7th, 12 pm for a free webcast, Domestic Violence in the Workplace, a joint initiative between the ILR School’s Scheinman Institute on Conflict Resolution and The Worker Institute.

Experts will discuss:

  • The work related consequences of intimate partner violence on the targeted individual, their job performance and their co-workers
  • How supervisors, co-workers, human resource and union leaders,  and dispute resolution professionals can identify potential situations of  intimate partner violence  and respond
  • Examples of internal policies and practices and external resources


Helping Union Members Who are Survivors of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking and are Working in New York (8.5x14, PDF)

Domestic Violence - A Union Concern - Steward Update - Vol 26, No. 1 (8.5x11, PDF)

Employment Rights for Union Members who are Survivors of Domestic Violence, Working in New York (8.5x14, PDF)

While supplies last, unions and worker centers can also request free printed copies of Helping Union Members Who are Survivors of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking and are Working in New York in booket and trifold formats. To request free copies, please email KC Wagner and indicate shipping address, and how many copies of the brochure and/or trifold you are requesting.

These brochures and posters were created in collaboration with Legal Momentum and Union Communication Services.

Sally Klingel, Director, Labor-Management Relations, Scheinman Institute on Conflict Resolution

Kenneth Dolan-Del Vecchio, Arts & Sciences ’82, Vice-President, Health and Wellness, Prudential Insurance Company
KC Wagner, Director of Workplace Issues, The Worker Institute and co-chair of Equity at Work Initiative, ILR School
Marlon Walker, coordinator of Men & Boys’ Programs at CONNECT, a New York City based non-profit organization dedicated to preventing interpersonal violence and promoting gender justice.

Please click here watch the archived webcast.

This webcast is a joint initiative of The Worker Institute at Cornell and The Scheinman Institute for Conflict Resolution.

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