Unemployment Insurance for Survivors of Domestic Violence (National Employment Law Project)

December 2003 – Many victims and survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking must leave work in order to protect themselves, their families and their coworkers. A growing group of local and national advocates has encouraged making victims eligible for unemployment insurance benefits when they are forced to leave their jobs because of their fear for their safety and that of their families. These initiatives are part of a larger effort in states across the country to reform the unemployment insurance system to better meet the changing needs of today’s workers.