EEOC Alerts Employers to Potential Title VII and ADA Rights of Employees Who Experience Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault or Stalking

January 2013

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently issued a “Questions and Answers” document regarding the application of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking. The document highlights that employers should be sensitive to these issues when dealing with both job applicants and employees.

New York employers should also keep in mind that New York State and New York City law include heightened protections for domestic violence victims.

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