New York City's Employment Rights and Benefits for Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence

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January 2004
  • Violence Against Women and Girls
  • Workplace Equality and Economic Empowerment
  • Archival Material
  • Resource for Women and Advocates

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.