What legal protections exist at the federal level for the survivors of domestic violence? The answer: surprisingly few. The reason this is surprising is because domestic violence has a direct impact on the workplace. People dealing with domestic violence are likely to need to take time away from work for things like medical treatment, obtaining a restraining order, or seeking out a safe place to go. In fact, thousands of people lose their jobs each year because of these extra absences and related issues.
Here are the main federal regulations that are relevant:
Family and Medical Leave