Report: Nevada one of 7 states with robust employment protections for domestic violence survivors

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December 23, 2022

The Nevada Current highlighted the workplace protections Nevada makes available to survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking that were covered in Legal Momentum and Futures Without Violence's State Guide on Employment Rights for Survivors of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking


"Nevada has some of the nation’s most robust workplace protections for people experiencing domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking, a new analysis found.

A report released earlier this month by Legal Momentum and Futures Without Violence compared employment laws across the United States and found that Nevada was one of just seven states whose employment laws provide survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking with anti-discriminations protections in the workplace, reasonable workplace accommodations, some form of leave, and unemployment insurance.

Authors of the report noted that people escaping abuse often “face unique obstacles and may need to plan for their safety at work, seek adjustments to their work schedule or office space, take time off to appear in court or secure childcare.”

“Many risk losing their jobs at a time when their financial independence is paramount,” the report continued."