Resource for Women and Advocates

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  • 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. 
  • This Resource Guide provides information to help identify if a person is being stalked, tips about how to stay safe, and descriptions of the laws that help protect stalking victims.  
  • Provides information and resources for dealing with sexual harassment in housing situations. Includes information on the Fair Housing Act, procedures for filing complaints, and lists of Department of Housing offices and related organizations.
  • Provides information and resources for dealing with sex discrimination and sexual harassment at work. Includes information on sex discrimination laws, complaint and investigation procedures, and a sample letter to a harasser.
  • 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.
  • Provides information and resources about developing a court-watch program for domestic violence and/or rape and sexual assault cases in your community. This information can also help individuals interested in establishing a court-watch program for any issue.
  • Frecuentemente las víctimas de la violencia doméstica, la agresión sexual, o el acoso son arrestadas o condenadas por los crímenes de violencia que sufren. Esta guía fue escrita para contestar preguntas comunes sobre leyes creadas para protegerla contra la discriminación y para proteger su privacidad.
  • Provides information and resources for dealing with pregnancy in the workplace. Includes information on applicable laws, employer discrimination against pregnant women, maternity leave, disability leave for pregnancy, and ways to improve the employment situation.
  • It is not unusual for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking to have been arrested for or convicted of crimes related to the violence. Additionally, proceedings related to protective orders can sometimes appear on criminal background checks, even if the protective order was issued on your behalf against your abuser or the perpetrator of an assault. When you are looking for a job, you may be asked about your arrest record or your criminal record. This guide answers some common questions about laws that can protect you against discrimination and afford you privacy.
  • Domestic or sexual violence often affects victims or survivors at work. Victims may need time off to address the violence. They may also need changes made at work to stop the abuser or perpetrator from harassing them at work or to make the workplace safer. Some victims are illegally fired because of the violence. There are many laws that give victims working in New York City important rights and benefits. This guide answers some common questions.
  • Existen varias leyes en la cuidad de Nueva York que les dan ciertos derechos y beneficios en su trabajo a las víctimas del abuso. Esta guía intenta responder a preguntas comunes sobre estos derechos.
  • A short guide explaining some things to keep in mind during your search for an attorney, including where to start, how to make a wise choice, an introduction to the client-attorney relationship, and what to do if you cannot afford an attorney.


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