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Legal Information: District of Columbia
District of Columbia Workplace Protections
Laws current as of November 1, 2019
Washington, D.C. provides workplace protections for victims of domestic violence, stalking, and sexual abuse by allowing employees to use their paid time off to get services or protection. The law also allows victims of domestic violence to get unemployment insurance if they lose their job because of the domestic violence and prohibits discrimination based on a person’s status as a victim.
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