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  • A summary of the effects of domestic and sexual violence and the workplace, including who is affected and current litigation protecting survivors.
  • A fact sheet on New York City's new law, the “Pregnant Workers Fairness Act” (PWFA), which clarifies an employer’s responsibilities towards employees with special needs arising from pregnancy or childbirth.
  • Drawing extensively from the National Judicial Education Program’s publication Judges Tell: What I Wish I Had Known Before I Presided in an Adult Victim Sexual Assault Case , the University of Pennsylvania developed a guide titled Sexual Misconduct Complaints:  17 Tips for Student Discipline Adjudicators, intended as a template for adaptation by individual nonprofit colleges and universities.
  • Several states have proposed or enacted laws allowing employers to apply for restraining orders to prevent violence, harassment, or stalking of their employees. The laws vary in significant ways, such as whether the employer may seek a restraining order or injunction on behalf of itself rather than on behalf of the employee and whether an employee who is the target of violence must be consulted prior to the employer’s seeking a restraining order.
  • This checklist of recommended provisions offers guidance for companies developing and implementing their own domestic violence policy, which is an important means of complying with the relevant laws and keeping your workplace safe and your employees working.
  • Designed to acquaint women considering a divorce with general information about divorce and the law. Provides women, regardless of circumstances surrounding their divorce, with knowledge and resources to help ensure that their children, health, finances and safety are secure.
  • Provides information and resources for dealing with sexual harassment in a school setting. Includes information on high schools, colleges and universities, applicable laws, specifics on Title IX and filing a complaint, as well as suggestions for pro-active and responsive measures schools can take to prevent sexual harassment.
  • This fact sheet includes information on recommended steps to take to prevent harassment in your school, advice for student advocates in elementary and secondary schools, organizing against sexual harrassment on college campuses, and what to do if you are harassed.
  • Derechos en empleo para las víctimas de la violencia doméstica, la agresión sexual, o el acoso que trabajan en la ciudad de Nueva York.
  • If you have left or lost a job because of domestic or sexual violence, you may be eligible for unemployment insurance (UI) benefits. This guide is designed to provide practical tips to help you claim unemployment insurance benefits. 
  • This Manual offers an overview of employment laws in New York State that may be useful to victims of domestic violence in addition to practice guidlines for lawyers and advocates. 
  • Provides information, tips and resources regarding the specifics of child custody when domestic violence is an issue, applicable state and inter-state laws, Parental Alienation Syndrome, and the impact domestic violence has on children.

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