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  • The endless revelations of high-profile sexual harassment scandals (in politics, tech, media, Hollywood, etc.) are inescapable reminders of what people already know: sexual harassment in the workplace is endemic across industries of all types. Perpetrators and victims of workplace harassment include both men and women, however women are disproportionately targeted.
  • Legal Momentum is calling on all employers, no matter how large or small, to adopt the “This Workplace Is a DV-Free Zone Bill of Rights” and put into place a policy that ensures that victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking are safe at work.
  • Unemployment Insurance protections for Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse Victims.
  • Originally presented on April 17, 2015.The webinar reviews the importance of having a policy that addresses situations where the employee is either a victim or a perpetrator of domestic violence, sexual violence, dating violence, or stalking; principles that inform an effective policy; and features of Legal Momentum’s model policy. 
  • A woman needs time off from work because she is relocating to a domestic violence shelter to escape her husband’s violence.An unknown person shows up at the office and demands to see his girlfriend, who is an employee there; he threatens that he won’t leave until she agrees to see him.An employee repeatedly uses office phone lines and email to harass and threaten his ex-girlfriend.If you’re an employer, chances are that you have encountered one of the three scenarios listed above. If you haven’t, it’s just a matter of time before you do.
  • Workplace Bill of Rights poster
  • Legal Momentum applauds the Obama Administration's announcement yesterday of a number of initiatives that will strengthen families and bring more safety and productivity to workplaces.
  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New York, NY, October 28, 2014 – Ending a year-long battle over the rights of female sheet metal workers who reported being pushed out of their jobs due to their gender, the court yesterday approved the consent decree Legal Momentum had negotiated in collaboration with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) with the women’s former employer, Vamco Sheet Metals, Inc.
  • Several states have proposed or enacted laws allowing employers to apply for restraining orders to prevent violence, harassment, or stalking of their employees. The laws vary in significant ways, such as whether the employer may seek a restraining order or injunction on behalf of itself rather than on behalf of the employee and whether an employee who is the target of violence must be consulted prior to the employer’s seeking a restraining order.
  • Introduction:These 10 principles were developed by a national coalition of employer, labor, and government organizations and define a set of standards to guide workplace responses to domestic violence. The principles describe the attributes of a compassionate and comprehensive workplace response to domestic violence.
    10 Principles for the Workplace
  • Legal Momentum’s “This Workplace Is a DV-Free Zone” Challenge aims to make all workplaces safe and accommodating for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking.