Domestic violence

  • In a major victory for all California victims of intimate partner abuse, Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill Monday outlawing employment discrimination against victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking. The new law prohibits employers from discharging, refusing to rehire, or treating differently any employee on the grounds of that employee’s status as a victim.
  • Intimate Partner Sexual Abuse:  The Hidden Dimension of Domestic ViolenceOriginally presented January 31, 2013 
  • Several states have proposed or enacted laws allowing employers to apply for restraining orders to prevent violence, harassment, or stalking of their employees. The laws vary in significant ways, such as whether the employer may seek a restraining order or injunction on behalf of itself rather than on behalf of the employee and whether an employee who is the target of violence must be consulted prior to the employer’s seeking a restraining order.
  • Many domestic violence victims report losing their housing due, at least in part, to the violence in their lives. Several jurisdictions have enacted laws specifically indicating that domestic violence victims are protected from housing discrimination.
  • Introduction:These 10 principles were developed by a national coalition of employer, labor, and government organizations and define a set of standards to guide workplace responses to domestic violence. The principles describe the attributes of a compassionate and comprehensive workplace response to domestic violence.
    10 Principles for the Workplace
  • We have created a set of educational materials for judges, courts, court-related professionals, schools, parents, teens, and the community to learn about the dangers and consequences of Teen Dating Violence. These Information and Resources Sheets were developed by the National Judicial Education Program (NJEP) with funding from the Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women.*
    The National Judicial Education Program's resources on Teen Dating Violence.
  • Concerned child custody given the father despite his proven violent behaviors.
  • Concerned the custody of the infant child after a domestic violence dispute between the parents.
  • Legal Momentum’s “This Workplace Is a DV-Free Zone” Challenge aims to make all workplaces safe and accommodating for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking.
  • JOIN LEGAL MOMENTUM’S SOCIAL JUSTICE CAMPAIGN this Domestic Violence Awareness Month to ensure that victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking are safe at work.