Unemployment Insurance protections for Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse Victims.
Are you a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking? Is it affecting your ability to do your job? Are you thinking about – or have you already – quit your job because of the violence? Or were you fired because of the violence?
Are you afraid that an abuser, stalker, or perpetrator of sexual assault may harm you or your children while you are at work? Are you being stalked, harassed, or threatened while you are at work? Are you considering quitting your job because you fear for your safety and that of your children? If you are currently struggling to keep your job because of domestic or sexual violence, you may want to talk to your employer about your situation. For example, you can request changes to your job that will enable you to keep working, such as transfer to another work site or an escort to your car when you leave work each day. However, you may still feel too unsafe to stay at your job or you may lose your job. This guide describes the unemployment compensation system and how you may be able to obtain benefits.