Domestic Violence and the Workplace

Domestic Violence: Employee Protections

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An individual may be deemed to have left his or her most recent work with good cause if he or she leaves employment to protect his or her children, or himself or herself, from domestic violence abuse.

Date: 
March 4, 2008
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UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE CODE Division 1. Unemployment and Disability Compensation Part 1. Unemployment Compensation Chapter 5. Unemployment Compensation Benefits Article 1. Eligibility and DisqualificationsCal Unemp Ins Code § 1256
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CA

Domestic Violence: Employee Protections

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An individual may not be disqualified from receiving benefits...individual is a victim, or is the parent or guardian of a minor child who is a victim, of domestic violence, stalking or sexual assault.

Date: 
March 4, 2008
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TITLE 51. LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT CHAPTER 657. UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE BENEFITS AND CLAIMS GENERALLYORS § 657.176
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Domestic Violence: Employee Protections

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...no otherwise eligible individual shall be denied benefits because the individual left work or was discharged due to circumstances resulting from the individual being a victim of domestic violence..."

Date: 
March 4, 2008
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TITLE 43. PENSIONS AND RETIREMENT AND UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION SUBTITLE 9. SOCIAL SECURITY CHAPTER 21. UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION N.J. Stat. § 43:21-5
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NJ

Domestic Violence: Employee Protections

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Good cause for voluntarily leaving work under Section 2-404 of this title may include...If the claimant separated from employment as part of a plan to escape domestic violence or abuse."

Date: 
March 4, 2008
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TITLE 40. LABOR CHAPTER 1. EMPLOYMENT SECURITY ACT OF 1980 ARTICLE 2. BENEFITS PART 4. DISQUALIFICATION Okla. Stat. 40§ 2-405
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OK

Domestic Violence: Employee Protections

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An individual who is otherwise eligible for benefits may not be denied benefits because the individual left work or was discharged because of circumstances resulting from the individual or a child of the individual being a victim of domestic violence..."

Date: 
March 4, 2008
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TITLE 39 LABOR CHAPTER 51 UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE PART 21 BENEFIT ELIGIBILITY
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MT

Domestic Violence: Employee Protections

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...no individual shall be ineligible for benefits if the individual leaves suitable work (i) for good cause attributable to the employer, including leaving as a result of changes in conditions created by the individual's employer... (iv) to protect the individual from domestic violence.

Date: 
March 4, 2008
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TITLE 31 LABOR CHAPTER 567 UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATIONConn. Gen. Stat. § 31-236
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Domestic Violence: Employee Protections

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Misconduct' may not be found solely on...(3) Actions taken by the employee that were necessary to protect the employee or an immediate family member from domestic violence if the employee made all reasonable efforts to preserve the employment."

Date: 
March 4, 2008
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TITLE 26. LABOR AND INDUSTRY CHAPTER 13. UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION SUBCHAPTER 1. GENERAL PROVISIONS 26 M.R.S. § 1043
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ME

Domestic Violence: Leave

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REQUIRED LEAVE. An employer must grant reasonable and necessary leave from work, with or without pay, for an employee to...

Date: 
December 12, 2008
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TITLE 26. LABOR AND INDUSTRY CHAPTER 7. EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES SUBCHAPTER 6-B. EMPLOYMENT LEAVE FOR VICTIMS OF VIOLENCE 26 M.R.S. § 850
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Domestic Violence: Employee Protections

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Left his most recent work voluntarily without good cause attributable directly to his employment, except if...forced to leave the most recent work as a result of being a victim of documented domestic violence.

Date: 
March 4, 2008
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Title 27 Labor and Employment Chapter 3. Unemployment Compensation Article 3. BenefitsWyo. Stat. § 27-3-311
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WY

Domestic Violence: Employee Protections

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Employers shall permit an employee to request or take up to three working days of leave from work in any twelve-month period, with or without pay, if the employee is the victim of domestic abuse, as that term is defined in section 13-14-101 (2), C.R.S., the victim of stalking, as that crime is defined in section 18-9-111 (4), C.R.S., the victim of sexual assault, as that crime is defined in section 18-3-402, C.R.S., or the victim of any other crime, the underlying factual basis of which has been found by a court on the record to include an act of domestic violence, as that term is defined in section 18-6-800.3 (1), C.R.S. This section shall only apply if such employee is using the leave from work to protect himself or herself by...

Date: 
March 4, 2008
Number: 
TITLE 24. GOVERNMENT - STATE PRINCIPAL DEPARTMENTS ARTICLE 34. DEPARTMENT OF REGULATORY AGENCIES PART 4. EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES C.R.S. 24-34-402.7
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