Domestic Violence in the Workplace

Published on 1/06/2015
Categories: Business, Human Resources, Illinois Law, Uncategorized, Violence in the Workplace

Unfortunately it sometimes takes a tragedy such as the recent shooting of Nadia Ezaldein at Nordstrom store by her ex-boyfriend, Marcus Dee, to make us as business owners think about what we could have done to prevent this from happening in our place of business.  Fortunately, the State of Illinois has 2 little known laws in place that can offer both employees and employers some added protection from domestic violence and abuse in the workplace.    These are the Victims’ Economic Security and Safety Act (VESSA) and the Workplace Violence Prevention Act.

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