Former Mayor Thomas M. Menino was one of the first mayors in the country to file an Executive Order that declared that the City of Boston has a "Zero Tolerance for domestic violence" as an employer. The Boston Women's Commission worked closely with over fifteen other City of Boston departments to develop a comprehensive Domestic Violence Response Plan. This policy, implemented in 2001, expands the city's stance against domestic violence to include workplace violence. The policy affects only City of Boston employees, but it shows the strong commitment that the City has against violence in the workplace. This important stand against violence serves as an example to other businesses and organizations.