Domestic or sexual violence often affects victims or survivors at work. Victims may need time off to address the violence. They may also need changes made at work to stop the abuser or perpetrator from harassing them at work or to make the workplace safer. Some victims are illegally fired because of the violence. There are many laws that give victims working in New York City important rights and benefits. This guide answers some common questions.
In order to recieve welfare, the work requirement, the time limits, and the child support enforcement cooperation requirement may pose problems for survivors of domestic violence, but exemptions may be available. This guide explains welfare provisions that can help domestic violence survivors