What do you tell your boss when you’re leaving your abuser?

by Evil HR Lady on April 8, 2013

Dear Evil HR Lady,

I will be leaving an abusive relationship very soon. My partner has communicated with me on my business email address and I expect when I leave he will bombard my company email address with emails. They may be threatening, he may send pornography. I don’t know.

I may also have to get an order of protection that would include my work address.

What are my obligations with regards to notifying HR about these potential issues? Do you know of any protections in place for me as a victim? I have an advocate with a local woman’s shelter but she wasn’t able to comment on my work situation except to advise me to confide in a manager I can trust, which I have.

I’m very frightened on every level and the thought of having potential problems at work because of this adds to my stress. Any input would be appreciated.

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