Employers responsibility injunction against dating violence
The response can range from "I agree to stay away from this person" to "the violence never happened and I'm going to disagree with this petition and all allegations in it." Injunction: An injunction is an order from a court directing one or more parties to refrain from committing certain acts, or directing them to do certain acts.Protection order: A protection order is a form of injunction in which a civil or criminal court instructs a party to do or to stop doing something or else face civil or criminal penalties.
Additionally, employers may not discriminate or retaliate against an employee for exercising his or her rights under the law.Because the law takes effect July 1, 2007, covered employers should act quickly to ensure their leave policies include provisions for domestic violence leave requests.Issues that should be addressed include whether the leave will be paid or unpaid, whether employees will be required to exhaust other types of leave before taking domestic violence leave, and what type of substantiation of domestic violence will be required.Additionally, employers will need to take steps to ensure that any information regarding the request for domestic violence leave is kept confidential.Your employee may, at some time, obtain a protection order to protect himself or herself from violence or one of your employees may be subject to a protection order for perpetrating violence. Workplace safety has been a concern for workers, the government, unions, law enforcement, and others for many decades.Sexual violence in the workplace results in similar losses of productivity, absenteeism, and morale, in addition to higher healthcare costs for employers and employees alike.
In 2004, Shennel Mc Kendall was murdered outside her workplace in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Thus, in contrast to a civil action, the state, tribe, or the U. Attorney's Office are in charge of criminal cases, and victims of crimes are witnesses rather than parties to a case.
Contempt: A party or person before the court (e.g., as a witness) can be held in contempt for failure to follow the court's order or injunction.
The law provides that a person claiming to have been aggrieved by a violation of the law may file a lawsuit in state circuit court, seeking damages (monetary relief) or equitable relief (such as reinstatement) or both.
The law provides that the person bringing the lawsuit may seek to recover damages for lost wages and benefits to which he or she would have been entitled had the alleged violation of the law not occurred, but the person may not seek damages for wages or benefits for a period of leave granted without pay.
Illinois enacted a similar law in 2003 and North Carolina law prohibits employers from discriminating against victims of domestic violence.