Domestic Violence at the Workplace Summit

Friday October 11, 2013 8:30am – 4:30pm

The Employers Association, 3020 Arrowood Road, Charlotte, NC 28273

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Domestic Violence Doesn’t Stay at Home – It Comes to Work Too

Domestic violence has a profound impact on business. Workplace safety is compromised when an employee is in an abusive relationship, as it’s not uncommon for abusers to seek out their partner at work, endangering her, co-workers, customers on the scene.

Likewise, victims of domestic violence are often distracted at work, making errors, missing deadlines and generally underperforming. Physical injuries will interfere with labor requirements, while forcing higher healthcare expenses. Indeed, victims of domestic violence are said to miss as many as 8 million paid work days annually.

Given its impact on workplace safety and the bottom line, employers need to make domestic violence their business, yet more than 70 percent of businesses have no formal policy addressing domestic violence.

Join business professionals and advocates for a day-long educational summit that offers important “how to” practices toward developing a domestic violence workplace protocol. 

Learn how to:

  • Create a culture where employees feel safe coming forward
  • Recognize the indicators of domestic violence
  • Respond to victims with resources and readiness

Educational Outline 2013- DV in the Workplace Summit v1

Keynote Speaker Johnny Lee, Director of Peace at Work, joins a cross-disciplinary group of speakers for an education-packed day, providing the tools you need to implement your own workplace policy. Additional Speakers include:

  • Laurie Severino, Northeast Area Director of HR, Verizon Wireless
  • Marie White, Director, Mecklenburg County Community Support Services, Women’s Commission Division
  • Kathy Gauger, Director of Residential Services, Safe Alliance
  • Becky K. Lindahl, Associate Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • Jenny Ward, HR/Talent Management and Workforce Strategy, Duke Energy Corp.
  • Stephanie Player, PHR, The Employers Association
  • Renea T. Barber, MBA, PHR Human Resources Manager, Mecklenburg County
  • Lisa Yarrow, Co-Director/Executive Director of the Women & Girls Research Alliance
  • Harlan Calhoun, VP Operations, Mid-Atlantic AlliedBarton Security Services
  • Charles D. Kirby, CPP District Manager, AlliedBarton Security Services.
  • DV 2013 Summit Speaker Bio’s.

Who Should Attend?

Human Resource Professionals, Security Directors, Legal Counsel, and Employee Assistance Professionals

CEU and CLE Credits

All proceeds benefit Safe Alliance. Sponsorships available




Registration Type

Checks  Download the Registration form and mail it with your check or credit card payment to: Safe Alliance 601 East 5th Street, Suite 400, Charlotte, NC 28202. Registrations received in the mail must be received & post marked September 13 in order to receive the Early Bird Rate. All other registrations must be received by mail no later than October 4,2013

Email: Download the Registration form and complete it with your credit card information. Email the form to

By Phone: Call Carol Roth at 704-367-2799.

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