Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Safe Place in The Workplace Hotline October 11

On October 11th, Liz Claiborne Inc. will host a Safe Place in the Workplace Company Hotline where HR executives can call to discuss how they can incorporate an intimate partner violence workplace program into their own companies' policies. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. October 11th is being dubbed It's Time to Talk Day, a day on which Americans nationwide will be urged to talk about domestic violence. The Safe Place in the Workplace Company Hotline is one of many activities planned for that day, including the roll out of a curriculum for high schools on teen dating violence, and the ringing of the closing bell of the NYSE.

From 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time, HR executives can call toll free 877-448-8783 and enter the pin number:VS173409, to speak with Dennis Butler, Vice President of Associate Relations at Liz Claiborne, and Kim Wells, Executive Director of the Corporate Alliance to End Partner Violence. Both will be available to answer questions for all HR executives who call the Hotline. The Corporate Alliance is the only national organization of its kind founded by business leaders and focused on DV issues in the workplace.

Studies indicate that intimate partner violence affects nearly 25% of all employees in every place of business. Furthermore, intimate partner violence victims lose nearly 8 million days of paid work annually - the equivalent of more than 32,000 full time jobs. Direct medical costs associated with domestic violence in the US are 1.8 billion a year.

With staggering statistics such as these, Liz Claiborne found it critical to include Safe Place in the Workplace Company Hotline in their efforts to combat intimate partner violence.

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