The findings show that a significant majority of corporate executives and their employees from the nation's largest companies recognize the harmful and extensive impact of domestic violence in the workplace, yet only 13% of corporate executives think their companies should address the problem.
According to the survey, lack of communication between executives and employees is a critical issue that prevents corporate executives from implementing policies and assistance to help victims of domestic violence. Employees admit that the number one barrier to putting into practice programs in their companies is that they are not asking for it. More than 9 in 10 employees say their companies would be more likely to commit to addressing domestic violence if women in their company requested it. Similarly, nearly 4 out of 5 corporate executives (78%) say they would be more likely to implement programs if their female employees asked for it.
About the Survey
This survey commissioned by Safe Horizon, the Corporate Alliance to End Partner Violence, and Fifth & Pacific Companies, Inc. (formerly Liz Claiborne Inc.), which benchmarks two previous surveys, demonstrates that the number of corporate executives who cite the harmful impact of domestic violence on their companies has increased significantly since 2002 and 1994 when the first two corporate executives' surveys were completed.
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