The Need for a Uniform Federal Response to the Workplace Impact of Interpersonal Violence

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April 22, 2009

The state-level response to the needs of survivors has been piecemeal, and largely began prior to the era we live in now where so many workers are employed by national or multi-national corporations. A statecentered
approach no longer works as it yields uneven benefits and protections for workers with identical positions within a company whose only distinguishing characteristic is that they work on opposite sides of the country.Afederal solution is desperately needed and long overdue. This article makes the case that recognizing and addressing the needs of all survivors in the workplace is critical both as a business and economic imperative and as a means of strengthening the American workforce.

  • Violence Against Women and Girls
  • Workplace Equality and Economic Empowerment


Lisalyn Jacobs, Legal Momentum Vice President of Government Relations
Maya Raghu, Legal Momentum Senior Staff Attorney



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