These highlights are from an article called, “Domestic Violence Warning Signs for the Workplace” at Make It Our Business. The full article is available as a PDF – Download the PDF
Here are some indications a person close to you may be experiencing abuse:
- Change in job performance: poor concentration, errors, slowness,
- Strong reactions or avoidance of calls/text messages from partner,
- Disruptive personal visits to workplace by present or former partner or spouse,
- Absenteeism or lateness for work,
- Reluctance to leave work,
- Obvious injuries that are often attributed to “falls,” “being clumsy,” or “accidents,”
- Clothing that is inappropriate for the season, such as long sleeves and turtlenecks,
- Minimization or denial of harassment or injuries,
- Isolation; unusually quiet and keeping away from others,
- Signs of anxiety and fear,
- Lack of access to money.
Often it can take a person up to 7 attempts to leave an abusive relationship. If you are giving support this can seem frustrating. It’s important to be patient, listen, and encourage seeking help.