LAS-ELC Co-Sponsors Bill to Protect Employment Rights of Gender-Based Violence Survivors

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LAS-ELC Co-Sponsors Bill to Protect Employment Rights of Gender-Based Violence Survivors
Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) introduces SB 400
February 20, 2013

The Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center is pleased to join with CALCASA and the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence in co-sponsoring SB 400, introduced by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara). This bill will protect the employment rights of survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking.  If passed, California would join five other states (Illinois, New York, Connecticut, Hawaii, and Oregon) with laws that protect survivors from discrimination and require employers to provide reasonable safety accomodations to victims while at work. Read the complete press release.

Rachael Langston, Staff Attorney at LAS-ELC, stated:  “This legislation is essential for ensuring the safety of all employees in the workplace and for protecting the economic security of survivors of abuse.  Without the means to support themselves and their children, survivors often feel they have no choice but to remain in a violent relationship.”