EEOC Publishes Factsheet for Survivors of Domestic Violence
This Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has published a new fact sheet describing the ways in which federal anti-discrimination laws protect survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking at work. The EEOC district offices are also now conducting trainings to community groups on this important topic. To request a training, contact an EEOC outreach coordinator.
Legal Aid Society – Employment Law Center’s Project SURVIVE helps survivors of abuse preserve their jobs while they take time off to seek court relief and services, obtain the accommodations they need, and fight discrimination so they can remain economically independent and safe.
“We are thrilled that the EEOC is taking steps to inform and protect survivors of violence” said Julia Parish, project attorney. “Vulnerable workers should not have to choose between safety for themselves and their children and maintaining their jobs.”
If you have questions about your rights in the workplace as a survivor of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking, please call the SURVIVE helpline at (888) 864-8335 (toll free in California) or (415) 864-8848 (outside California) and for more about the Project visit our website.