Legal Information: New York

Workplace Protections

Updated: 
April 20, 2017

Workplace Protections

Being a victim of domestic violence can affect many parts of your life, including your job. Under NY's employment discrimination law, you cannot be discriminated against by an employer due to your status as a domestic violence victim.  You may file a complaint against an employer if you feel that s/he has fired you, refused to hire you, or treated you differently than other employees based on your status as a victim of domestic violence.  Also, if you have to quit your job due to domestic violence, you may still be entitled to unemployment benefits.  The laws that protect you are explained below.