More employees losing work time due to stalking, bureau report finds
Stalking is on the rise, and it's having an impact on the workplace, according to a study by the Bureau of Justice Statistics.
According to the report, an estimated 3.4 million people identified themselves as victims of stalking during a 12-month period in 2005 and 2006. Of those individuals, about 130,000 victims reported that they had been fired or asked to leave their job because of the stalking.
In addition, about one in eight of all employed stalking victims lost time from work because of fear for their safety or to pursue activities such as getting a restraining order or testifying in court. More than half of these victims lost five days or more from work.
March 5, 2009
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