Domestic Violence and the Workplace

Domestic Violence: Employee Protections

Description: 

Prohibits an employer or a landlord from discriminating against a victim of domestic violence; allows a victim of domestic violence to take unpaid leave for court proceedings relating to the incident of domestic violence; allows a tenant who is a victim of domestic violence to change or have changed the locks to the tenant's dwelling unit; allows such a tenant to terminate a lease.

Date: 
May 5, 2009
Number: 
HB 167
Bill Sponsor: 
Murray
Retrieved: 
LexisNexis State Capital, February 2009
Type: Bill or Statute: 
Bill
State: 
OH

Domestic Violence: Leave

Description: 

Amends the Victims' Economic Security and Safety Act; makes changes to certain definitions; relates to domestic abuse and stalking and to employee leave benefits, confidentiality and penalties, the use of existing leave, prohibited acts, the documentation of domestic or sexual violence at the workplace or in work-related settings, and a requirement that employers post certain notices.

Date: 
February 19, 2009
Number: 
SB 1770
Bill Sponsor: 
Steans and Lightford
Retrieved: 
LexisNexis State Capital, February 2009
Type: Bill or Statute: 
Bill
State: 
IL

Domestic Violence: Employee Protections

Description: 

Provides additional unemployment benefits; makes statutory revisions in accordance with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009; relates to leaving of employment caused by the illness or disability of the claimant or family and leaving due to domestic violence; provides that separation from employment based on certain compelling family reasons does not result in disqualification; establishes the Emergency Unemployment Benefit Reimbursement Fund to reimburse employers for extended benefits.

Date: 
April 8, 2009
Number: 
SB 541
Bill Sponsor: 
Mitchell E
Retrieved: 
LexisNexis State Capital, February 2009
Type: Bill or Statute: 
Bill
State: 
ME

Domestic Violence: Employee Protections

Description: 

Establishes employment leave of 15 days per year, and safety remedies to victims of domestic violence, such as confidentiality and freedom from coercion.

Date: 
January 19, 2009
Number: 
SB 673
Bill Sponsor: 
Creem
Retrieved: 
LexisNexis State Capital, February 2009
Type: Bill or Statute: 
Bill
State: 
MA

Domestic Violence: Employee Protections

Description: 

Requires unemployment benefits for victims of domestic violence.

Date: 
March 25, 2009
Number: 
HB 1075
Bill Sponsor: 
Fisher
Retrieved: 
LexisNexis State Capital, February 2009
Type: Bill or Statute: 
Bill
State: 
MO

Domestic Violence: Leave

Description: 

Relates to the entitlement to unpaid leave of absence for victims of domestic violence; permits victims of domestic violence to take an unpaid leave of absence for ninety days from employment to address on-going domestic violence; contains provision to protect the individual's job position and benefits.

Date: 
April 17, 2009
Number: 
SB 4225
Bill Sponsor: 
Savino
Retrieved: 
LexisNexis State Capital, February 2009
Type: Bill or Statute: 
Bill
State: 
NY

Domestic Violence: Employee Protections

Description: 

Prohibits an employer or licensing agency, because of the actual or perceived status of an individual as a victim of domestic violence or stalking, to refuse to hire or employ or to bar or to discharge from employment an individual or to discriminate against such individual in compensation or in terms, conditions or privileges of employment.

Date: 
January 26, 2009
Number: 
SB 1166
Bill Sponsor: 
Johnson C
Retrieved: 
LexisNexis State Capital, February 2009
Type: Bill or Statute: 
Bill
State: 
NY

Domestic Violence: Employee Protections

Description: 

Prohibits an employer or licensing agency, because of the actual or perceived status of an individual as a victim of domestic violence or stalking, to refuse to hire or employ or to bar or to discharge from employment an individual or to discriminate against such individual in compensation or in terms, conditions or privileges of employment.

Date: 
January 21, 2009
Number: 
SB 937
Bill Sponsor: 
Robach
Retrieved: 
LexisNexis State Capital, February 2009
Type: Bill or Statute: 
Bill
State: 
NY

Domestic Violence: Employee Protections

Description: 

Prohibits an employer or licensing agency, because of the actual or perceived status of an individual as a victim of domestic violence or stalking, to refuse or hire or employ or to bar or to discharge from employment an individual or to discriminate against such individual in compensation or in terms, conditions or privileges of employment.

Date: 
January 7, 2009
Number: 
AB 755
Bill Sponsor: 
Paulin
Retrieved: 
LexisNexis State Capital, February 2009
Type: Bill or Statute: 
Bill
State: 
NY

Domestic Violence: Employee Protections

Description: 

Creates the Barbara Warner Workplace Domestic Violence Policy and Barbara Warner Committee on Workplace Domestic Violence to maintain, publish, and post a list of resources for survivors and perpetrators of domestic violence and within established personnel policies, give due consideration and accommodation to employees who are victims or survivors of domestic violence.

Date: 
April 16, 2008
Number: 
EO 50
Bill Sponsor: 
Office of the Governor
Retrieved: 
LexisNexis State Capital, February 2009
Type: Bill or Statute: 
Bill
State: 
OH
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