Domestic violence causes the U.S. to lose $1.8 billion in work productivity annually. To increase the awareness of the detrimental effects of domestic violence on the workplace, the New York Women's Agenda created the New York Breaks the Silence Together corporate initiative with support from the Mayor's Office to Combat Domestic Violence, Altria Group, Inc. and Corporate Alliance to End Partner Violence in 2004. This initiative provided resources to employers to help implement work place policies to address the issue of domestic violence.
The New York City Commission on Human Rights enforces the New York City Human Rights Law, fosters mutual understanding and respect among all persons in the City of New York, and encourages equality of treatment for, and prevents discrimination against, any group or its members. Victims of domestic violence and stalking are specifically protected by the New York City Human Rights Law.
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The New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence has resources on domestic violence in the workplace, including a model policy statement, information on trainings, and FAQs.