A legislative push in New York for women’s rights includes, among other initiatives, a bill proposed by an upstate Republican which would add a provision to the state’s Labor Law to give victims of domestic violence the right to take 90 days leave from work to deal with family physical and emotional issues which require medical and counseling services without fear of termination, loss or reduction of health or other benefits. 


According to the January 18th online Law360, the bill would also provide a remedy for employees who are denied this: a claim for wages, benefits or other compensation, job reinstatement, and monetary damages for willful violations.


You will be reading more about domestic violence and workplace issues in this blog as we turn our attention to issues which we did not focus on in depth before.