Local business examines work-from-home domestic violence 💥👩💥

ST. CLOUD — A year of working from home and avoiding others has led to more isolation for victims of domestic violence and new territory for businesses to navigate.

A local business owner is working to educate employers about how domestic violence can affect their workers and their liability.

“For me, it really is ‘ how do I bring awareness,'” said Kelly Sayre. “I just want people to start hearing it in every possible way.”

Sayre, 40, developed an interest in situational awareness and training geared toward women. In 2017, she founded the Diamond Arrow Group following the news of the stabbing at the Crossroads Center in 2016 and a mass shooting in Las Vegas the following year.

The Diamond Arrow Group provides situational awareness training geared toward women, including individual training, presentations and conferences, as well as consultation to small- and medium-sized businesses that don’t have security teams.

As Sayre’s business shifted during the pandemic, she began thinking about how the lines between work and home blurred — if an employee is hurt at home, but they work from home, what happens? How could domestic violence affect workers trying to do their jobs from home during the pandemic?

Local business examines work-from-home domestic violence

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