Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021

When Domestic Violence Impacts Your Workplace

What do 8 million days, $1.8 dollars, and a 2000 hour work year all have in common?
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That’s the impact of domestic violence on businesses in the US every year.

Domestic violence clearly impacts the motivation, productivity, and morale of employees, and as business owners and leaders, there are things you can, should, and must do to support your team. This 50-minute workshop covered the following:

  • What should employers think about how domestic violence (DV) affects their workplace?
  • What laws are implicated in DV scenarios?
  • How does HIPAA confidentiality factor in?
  • How do you address remote working employees in areas of threats and vulnerabilities?
  • How do you keep your workplace safe?

Ayesha Hamilton, an employment law attorney in NJ, NY, and PA covered the legal obligations, as well as safety, security, training, and the morale of your entire team.

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SPEAKER

Ayesha Hamilton

Ayesha Hamilton, Esq.

Ayesha Hamilton, Esq. is an attorney licensed to practice law in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. She founded her law practice 15 years ago and focuses on employment law, with an emphasis on representing employees in claims against their present and former employers for unfair, discriminatory, and retaliatory practices.

In addition to her law practice, Ayesha serves as a neutral arbitrator for the NJ Supreme Court District Fee Arbitration Committee (District 11 (Mercer County). She also serves on the Board of Trustees and Diversity Committees for both the NJ State Bar Association and the Mercer County Bar Association and is the past chair of the NJSBA Solo Small Firm Section. In 2020, she was appointed to serve on the State Bar’s Judicial and Prosecutorial Appointments Committee as well as the New Jersey Commission on Racial Equity in the Law.

SPONSOR

Hamilton Law Firm

Hamilton Law Firm, P.C.

The Hamilton Law Firm represents employees in their claims against their employers arising from harassment, discrimination, and retaliation in the workplace. The Firm also provides advice and counsel to small business employers on business and employment issues.

For more information, CLICK HERE.

RESOURCES

LEGAL RESOURCES

Hamilton Law Firm

The Hamilton Law Firm represents employees in their claims against their employers arising from harassment, discrimination, and retaliation in the workplace. The Firm also provides advice and counsel to small business employers on business and employment issues.

Visit them on the web at www.ahlawpc.com

NJ SAFE Act

The New Jersey Security and Financial Empowerment (“SAFE”) Act provides leave for employees who are victims of domestic violence or sexual assault or have a family member who is a victim. The amendment also expands the definition of “family member” under the SAFE Act to mirror the definition under the NJFLA.

For more information, visit https://www.nj.gov/labor/forms_pdfs/lwdhome/AD-289_9-13.pdf

NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE RESOURCES

VictimsVoice

When your employees need a tool to help them in their private life, having a workplace safety net can increase productivity, stabilize morale, and build loyalty – all affecting your bottom line.

VictimsVoice is an EAP-type solution that is helping people in unhealthy relationships document the RIGHT information to get legal protection and seek justice.

For more information about our corporate program, CONTACT VICTIMSVOICE.

Casa de Esperanza

Latinx survivors can reach out to Casa de Esperanza at 1-651-772-1611 or casadeesperanza.org.

StrongHearts Native Helpline

Native American and Alaska Native individuals can reach out to the StrongHearts Native Helpline at 1-844-7NATIVE (762-8483) or strongheartshelpline.org.

Anti-Violence Project Hotline

LGBTQ people can reach out to the Anti-Violence Project Hotline at 1-212-714-1141 or avp.org/get-help, or the Northwest Network at nwnetwork.org.

Love Is Respect

Young people experiencing relationship or domestic violence can contact Love Is Respect at 1-866-331-9474 or loveisrespect.org.

Trevor Project

LGBTQ young people who may be experiencing abuse because of their gender identity or sexuality can contact the Trevor Project at 1-866-488-7386 or thetrevorproject.org.