by Mark Moldenhauer, Esq., Bond Schoeneck & King, Buffalo
In recent months, several incidents of domestic violence involving professional athletes have made news. High-profile cases generate attention, but domestic violence is a problem of epidemic proportion. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that 25% of women and 10% of men have experienced physical or sexual violence or stalking by an intimate partner.
It’s no surprise, then, that domestic violence affects workplaces. Employers often struggle with how to react to such sensitive and highly personal situations.
Here are some of the considerations to weigh when confronted with a domestic violence case involving an employee.
In New York, domestic violence victim status is a protected category, which means an employer cannot take adverse job actions against the victim.
While federal law does not expressly provide this same pro...(register to read more)
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