CALCASA is pleased to join the Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center (LAS-ELC) and the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence as a co-sponsor of SB 400, introduced by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara). This bill will protect the employment rights of survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking.
“There are an estimated 8.6 million survivors of sexual assault in California, and 2 million female survivors of rape in the state. Sexual assault is a traumatic experience, and the fear of losing a job is an added layer of trauma that a survivor shouldn’t have to face,” said Sandra Henriquez, CALCASA Executive Director.
If passed, California would join five other states (Illinois, New York, Connecticut, Hawaii, and Oregon) with laws that protect survivors from discrimination.
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