One in three women in the United States are or will be victims of domestic violence. But unless those victims are economically self-sufficient, it is less likely they will be able to leave an abusive situation. All too often though, domestic violence (as well as sexual assault and stalking) can jeopardize a victim's ability to keep and maintain a job, because of discrimination and fear.
We use targeted litigation, legislative advocacy, and training to protect victims from employment discrimination and to help employers and unions understand how they can assist victims keep their jobs and stay safe.
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|Know Your Rights||Court Cases|
|State Law Guides||Legislative Advocacy|
|Sample Letters to Employers||Know Your Rights|
|State Law Guides|
|State Law Guides||Advocate's Guide (PDF)|
|Statistics||Article on Legal Theories (PDF)|
|Creating Solutions Legal Guide (PDF)||Article on New York Laws (PDF)|
|Safe@Work Coalition||Sample Letters to Employers|
|Model Employment Policy (PDF)|
|Recommended Policy Provisions (PDF)|