In the movies, domestic abuse is often obvious, with bruises and broken bones as telltale signs.
In real life, however, domestic violence often manifests not as a show of physical force, but rather a complicated pattern of behaviors used to gain power or control over a spouse, a partner, or family member. These behaviors can include intimidation, verbal abuse, and emotional manipulation. Despite apologies and promises to change, the abuser rarely does, keeping the victim perpetually on edge.
Domestic abuse doesn’t affect just an employee’s personal life. The effects also spill over into the workplace.