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Addressing Domestic Violence in the Workplace by Johnny Lee

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Victim Rights and Employment Law

Whether the incident takes place at work or takes place somewhere else, there are employment laws that offer protection from negative repercussions by an employer. A victim might have to be given time off from work and the employer might have to make other reasonable accommodations. Employer obligations vary from state to state, but certain federal mandates apply to all 50 states. Furthermore, once a victim decides to file a complaint or seek support through one of these remedies, an employer must be careful not to take any form of perceived retaliation. Any negative employment action, such as denying a promotion or a training opportunity, giving a negative evaluation, or creating what is perceived to be a hostile ...

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