Tom Manion and Cracking Down on Domestic Violence in the Workplace
A tragic byproduct of the COVID-19 pandemic has been an increase in the frequency of domestic violence. Likewise, domestic violence carries over to the workplace, which has real impacts on employees’ safety and attendance. In this episode of Honest HR, host Amber Clayton speaks with Tom Manion, Director of Montgomery County Maryland’s Family Justice Center, who shares advice for employees on coming forward about domestic violence, the resources for employers to protect and empower employees and what employers should have in place to support employees who may be experiencing domestic violence.
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Amber Clayton, SHRM-SCP, has over 20 years of HR experience in the retail and health care industries. She oversees a team of nearly two dozen SHRM HR Knowledge Advisors who provide guidance and resources based on HR-related inquiries from SHRM's 300,000+ members.
Gloria Sinclair Miller, SHRM-SCP, is based out of Georgia and has 20+ years of senior HR business executive experience in the biopharmaceutical, retail and financial services industries, and with nonprofit organizations serving U.S. military service members and their families. Gloria is an expert in driving global change initiatives and executing innovative approaches to recruiting, developing and retaining talent. She’s also the co-employment director for VetLanta, a veterans group based in the Atlanta metro area.
Based out of the San Francisco Bay Area, Wendy Fong’s focus is on all things virtual for SHRM national conferences. Her experience and wealth of knowledge come from more than 15 years working in the theater and for professional associations and nonprofits. Wendy's passion for pursuing challenges and continuous learning was instilled in her by her first-generation immigrant parents. She's an active volunteer and mentor, and as well as an instructor with Interacting@Work, - an organization emphasizing theater practices to improve communication skills and leadership presence.