Domestic Violence Policy Paper

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1. Purpose
ACME Educational Company (ACME) institutes this policy as part of its commitment to a healthy, safe organizational climate and to the prevention and reduction of the incidence and effects of domestic violence. ACME recognizes that domestic violence is a workplace issue and impacts the workplace even if the incidents occur elsewhere. Incidents of domestic violence cross economic, educational, cultural, age, gender, racial, and religious lines. They can occur in heterosexual and same sex intimate relationships, including marital, cohabiting, or dating, as well as in non-intimate heterosexual or same sex relationships, such as between coworkers or perpetrated by supervisors, and can occur between strangers.
The purposes of this policy
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If ACME becomes aware that an employee’s work performance has been impacted by domestic violence, ACME will offer support to the employee and work with the employee to address the issues. Possible actions include: developing a work plan with the employee, providing leave and other accommodations, providing referrals to support or advocacy agencies, advising employee of his or her rights regarding unemployment insurance, and to ensure the victim that his or her rights and privileges of employment are not impacted or compromised as a result of the…show more content…
Prohibited acts of retaliation include demotion or withholding of earned pay.
Any allegations of violations of this policy will be promptly investigated.
c. To Workers Who Commit Violence
If an employee discloses that he or she has committed a workplace-related incident of violence, or if it becomes known that an employee may have committed such incident, ACME shall investigate immediately and take disciplinary action, up to and including termination. Employees are prohibited from utilizing any workplace resources, such as phones, email, computers, fax machines or paid company time to threaten, harass, intimidate, embarrass or otherwise harm another person.
An employee who is subject to a protection or restraining order, or a named defendant in a criminal action as a result of a threat or act of domestic violence must disclose the existence of such criminal or civil action. Failure to disclose the existence of such criminal or civil actions in these circumstances will result in disciplinary action, up to and including termination of

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