Employees Who Commit Domestic Violence Acts

Employers should also prepare how to respond with appropriate discipline, up to and including termination, when their own employees are perpetrators, particularly when they use employer resources or commit crimes of domestic violence while on company time. Like “drug-free workplace” policies, domestic violence workplace policies may require employees to report acts of domestic violence (such as an arrest for domestic violence or the issuance of a domestic violence protection order against an employee) even if they are committed outside the workplace[1].