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State Senator From South Coast Introduces Legislation To Try To Help Domestic Violence Survivors

Posted on Thursday, February 21, 2013 12:18am

A State Senator from the South Coast introduced legislation to try to protect domestic violence survivors from becoming the victims of workplace discrimination.

Democratic Senator Hanna Beth Jackson of Santa Barbara authored Senate Bill 400, which would prevent employers from firing workers who have been the victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking.

It would require employers to protect these victims from predators by taking reasonable measures, like changing their work phone numbers, or insuring they work in secure areas.

A survey by a legal aid group shows more than a third of domestic violence survivors in California report being fired, or fear being fired as a result of their situations.

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