"Christina Brandt-Young, a staff attorney at Legal Momentum, works to educate clients and employers about victims’ rights in the workplace. In New York, she says, it’s against the law for employers to penalize victims for missing work for court dates or other meetings associated with domestic violence. 'There are a couple of different ways that people can use the law to deal with discrimination against domestic violence victims and their needs,' she says. 'But most of the employers don’t know about it.' "