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Stop the Hurting is an Employment and Workplace Action Plan and Policy Advocacy Project designed to address domestic violence within the South Los Angeles area business community.


Seven Reasons Employers Should Address Domestic Violence

  • Domestic Violence Affects Many Employers
  • Domestic Violence is a Security and Liability Concern
  • Domestic Violence is a Performance and Productivity Concern
  • Domestic Violence is a Health Concern
  • Domestic Violence is a Management Issue
  • Taking Action in Response to Domestic Violence Works
  • Employers CAN Make a Difference


Stop the Hurting will engage business leaders, owners and managers in the intervention and prevention of domestic violence using several approaches:

  • Development and dissemination of model policies for local businesses to adopt and implement that will address issues of domestic violence in the workplace
  • Train managers, supervisors and individual employees to identify signs of domestic violence (victims and abusers)
  • Establish a confidential plan for employers to obtain resources and referrals for themselves as well as staff
  • Inclusion of domestic violence intervention and prevention in employee training programs


The Cost of Domestic Violence
Domestic violence doesn't stay home when its victims go to work; it follows them, resulting in workplace violence. Domestic violence affects productivity, performance, and employee retention when a woman is harassed in the workplace with threatening phone calls, is absent because of injuries, or is unable to focus on the job because of extreme stress.