WEA Article 6 – Ending the irony of arrests of Domestic Violence victims

From New York Women’s Equality at:  http://nywomensequality.org/10-point-plan/ 6. Ensuring that Victims of Domestic Violence are not punished for “violating” their own Order of Protection (Senate Bill 5877) • An order of protection is a court order directed to the offending party (the respondent) and prohibiting the respondent from contacting the…

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WEA Article 5 – Ending Housing Discrimination

From New York Women’s Equality at:  http://nywomensequality.org/10-point-plan/ 5. Ending Discrimination in Housing based on Domestic Violence Victim Status & Source of Income (S.5876) • Women are disproportionately affected by intimate partner violence, with more than one in three women experiencing rape, physical violence and/or stalking by an intimate partner in…

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WEA Article 4 – End Familial Status Discrimination

From New York Women’s Equality at:  http://nywomensequality.org/10-point-plan/ 4. Ending Familial Status Discrimination (Senate Bill 5875) • State law protects against familial status discrimination in housing and credit, but not employment. • Women with children are less likely to be recommended for hire and promotion, and more likely to receive less…

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WEA Article 3 – Collecting Attorney’s Fees in Sex Discrimination suits

From New York Women’s Equality at:  http://nywomensequality.org/10-point-plan/ 3. Allowing for Attorney’s Fees in Employment, Credit, and Housing Sex Discrimination Cases (Senate Bill 5874) • NYS is one of 9 states (in the company of Mississippi and Alabama) that does not already allow successful discrimination defendants to recover attorney’s fees. •…

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