Intimate partner violence, employment,and the workplace: consequences and future directions

Trauma Violence Abuse. 2005 Oct;6(4):286-312. doi: 10.1177/1524838005280506.


The purpose of this article is to examine the literature on violence against women and employment. After a brief discussion of the definition and consequences of intimate partner violence, the article reviews the research and related literatures to describe the (a) types of job interference tactics used by abusers, (b) employee-level consequences of partner violence, (c) victimized employee responses to intimate partner violence, (d) organizational-level consequences of partner violence, and (e) employer responses to intimate partner violence. Future research directions and workplace implications are discussed.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Battered Women* / psychology
  • Employment
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Interpersonal Relations
  • Male
  • Mass Screening / standards
  • Occupational Health
  • Occupational Health Services / standards*
  • Primary Prevention / standards*
  • Spouse Abuse / prevention & control*
  • Spouse Abuse / psychology
  • United States
  • Women's Health*
  • Workplace / standards*