Employee Resources - State Policies
- Maine Attorney General
- AG’s Policy
- Maine State Library Policy Concerning Workplace Response to Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking
- Fact Sheet: Unemployment insurance for survivors of domestic violence (2002)
Which states permit survivors of domestic violence to quit work and receive unemployment insurance? Eighteen states have passed new laws that explicitly allow survivors of domestic violence to leave their jobs due to the violence. These are California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Rhode Island, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming. In the 2001 and 2002 legislative sessions, bills have been introduced in Arizona, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Maryland, New Mexico, North Dakota, Tennessee, Vermont, and West Virginia.