April 20, 2015
Some victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking need to leave their jobs because of the violence in their lives. Others are discharged from their jobs because of the violence. In most states, individuals are ineligible for unemployment benefits if they leave work voluntarily without “good cause” or if they are discharged for “misconduct.” Several jurisdictions have passed laws that explicitly provide unemployment insurance to domestic violence victims in certain circumstances.
View our State Law Guide on Unemployment Benefits for Victims for more detailed information
- Violence Against Women and Girls
- Workplace Equality and Economic Empowerment