Understanding Your Rights as an Employee and Survivor of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault or Stalking in New York

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June 26, 2023

Being a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking can impact every facet of someone’s life—that can often include their job, at a time when financial stability is critically important.


New York State and localities within the state have important protections for survivors aimed at ensuring they are not unfairly pushed out of their jobs and to ensure they have access to time away from work or job accommodations so they can address issues related to the abuse and maintain their safety while at work. Below are answers to some common questions about the rights of survivor-employees in New York and information on how to take action or get further assistance to assert those rights.


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


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