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  • Victims of domestic and sexual violence need statutory protections to permit them to take time off during business hours to obtain a protective order or to seek short-term leave to seek protection from domestic violence, and to do so free from the fear of adverse employment action or termination. This report surveys the current status of legal projects for victims of domestic violence in the work place. (2004) 
  • 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.
  • Esta “Guía de Referencia Abreviada” es una compilación de todas las guías tituladas “Conozca Sus Derechos...” y otros materiales educativos sobre los derechos y remedios específicamente disponibles para las víctimas de la violencia. 
  • Survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking may be affected by the violence at work. The abuser or perpetrator may call you, stalk you, make threats against you or your children, or attack you at work. These efforts may be affect your ability to work or jeopardize your job. You may be able to reduce the impact that violence has on your job through safety planning.
  • Victims of violence often lose their jobs at least in part due to the violence they have experienced in their personal lives. Employment and Housing Rights for Survivors of Abuse (EHRSA) aims to help victims of abuse escape the cycle of violence by advocating for their employment rights. This “Quick Reference Guide” is a compilation of the “know your rights” guides and other educational materials on the specific legal rights and remedies that may be available to victims of abuse.
  • A research report on the link between domestic and sexual violence, women’s poverty and welfare.
  • An introduction to the judicial complaint process, which may be used when an individual believes that a judge presiding over her/his case acted inappropriately.
  • The Impact of Violence in the Lives of Working Women Creating Solutions — Creating Change.
  • Legal Momentum-sponsored survey confirmed that parents were not provided with adequate information about child care. Responding to advocacy by NOW Legal Defense and Bronx Legal Services, New York State and City issued directives specifically designed to ensure that caseworkers provide parents with child care information. A follow-up survey demonstrated that the directives were not being followed.
  • This brochure provides statistics on domestic violence victims and costs, how domestic violence affects and unions, and guidance on creating an environment where what was traditionally seen as a “private” problem can be openly and effectively addressed.


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