"An Employee Needs Help"

As a manager, I have a strange feeling that one of my employees may be dealing with domestic violence. The management team is very divided as to what we can do. Any advice?

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That is such a tough issue. I have had suspicions similar to that with employees and quite honestly, there isn't much you can do unless the employee discloses it. You can't walk up to employee and start a conversation about it but if there is anything going on performance wise (the employee is coming in late often or there are work related issues coming up) I would have the employees' manager raise those issues with the employee. Then, the manager can ask questions like "Is everything okay with you? Is there anything going on in your life that might be causing you to have these issues at work?" Then go from there. If the employee doesn't disclose anything, I would still provide information about your EAP (if you have one) and just say something like "well, if there is anything going on that you need help with and you aren't comfortable talking about it at work, here is the number for our EAP". I hope that helps. Good luck!

Posted on Jul 9, 2010
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Thanks. That helps a lot.

Posted anonymously on Jul 10, 2010 - 0 Votes - Flag this post

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Have you heard of VESSA? (Victims Economic Security and Safety Act)

Posted on Jul 21, 2010
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