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When Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Come to Work: What Every Employer Must Know

  • Thursday, June 25, 2015
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
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When Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Come to Work: What Every Employer Must Know

Robin Hassler Thompson, J.D., M.A.

Robin Hassler Thompson, J.D., M.A., of Robin H. Thompson and Associates consults with a wide range of clients including universities and state and national public policy and human rights advocacy groups. Her work with Wider Opportunities for Women, a Washington, DC-based economic advocacy organization, focuses on how the justice system can more effectively support economic security and safety for survivors of sexual assault, stalking and intimate partner violence. Other related areas of expertise include human trafficking, the impact of domestic violence and sexual assault in the workplace, and labor and employment law and policy. Robin’s work includes policy development and analysis, meeting planning and organization, training and education, public speaking, strategic planning, and program evaluation. 

Robin has served on and held leadership positions on local, state and national boards and committees. She served on the Tallahassee/Leon County Commission on the Status of Women and Girls, from 2011-2014 and chaired that body from 2012-14. She lives in Tallahassee, Florida.

Robin led Florida’s first Task Force on Domestic and Sexual Violence from 1993-1998 as its Executive Director. At the request of the U. S. Department of Justice, she served on the National Advisory Council on Violence Against Women. She graduated from Florida State University College of Law in 1984.  In addition to her law degree, Robin holds an M.A. from Florida State University and a B.A. from American University in Washington, D.C. where she graduated summa cum laude.


Presentation Overview

Employers and human resources professionals must understand how domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking affect their workplaces.  Additionally, they should know what steps they can take to promote workplace safety, how to help victims to be safe, and consequently improve workplace quality and efficiency for all employees.

We will provide the facts about workplace violence and how it impacts employees and their quality of life at the workplace. We will cover the legal ramifications of workplace violence policies including, employer liability issues, laws in Florida that address this issue, and employee rights. We will explain how to develop an effective workplace violence policy, describe planning for working with security, and discuss resources like Employee Assistance Programs (EAP). 

Finally, we will go over where to get help as an employer, and provide a sample policy and available resources so you as an employer and HR professional are "ready on day 1"


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