Tell Governor Brown to Protect DV Survivors’ Jobs and Safety at Work!

Governor Brown needs to hear from you today about an important bill.

SB 400 (Jackson) would prohibit employers from firing an employee based on his or her status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking, and would require employers to provide reasonable safety accommodations to survivors at work. This bill is now on the governor’s desk.

  • Survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking face staggering rates of job loss, which jeopardizes their economic security and their ability to escape an abusive relationship.
  • California law allows victims job-protected time off to obtain court relief or other assistance, but does not prevent employers from terminating a victim based on his or her status, and does not entitle victims to safety measures at work. SB 400 will help protect the safety and economic independence of survivors.
  • SB 400 is co-sponsored by the Legal Aid Society–Employment Law Center, the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence, and the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault, and is supported by a broad coalition of women’s, labor and civil rights groups, law enforcement, and employers. This bill has no opposition.
    • Take Action Now!

      1. Send Governor Brown a letter today urging him to sign SB 400.

      2. Use Twitter and Facebook to share the action alert and video news story about the bill.

      Sample Tweets

      @JerryBrownGov: DV survivors should not be fired for disclosing their status as victims. Sign #sb400!

      Carie Charlesworth was fired b/c she was a DV victim; tell Gov. Brown to sign #sb400 so this doesn’t happen to anyone else! Video

      Tell Gov. Brown to sign #sb400 so victims of DV/SA and stalking can stay safe and employed.

      @LASELC study showed 40% of DV survivors are fired or fear termination b/c of status as victims. Tell Gov. Brown to sign #sb400!

      @JerryBrownGov: DV victims like Carie Charlesworth should not be revictimized by losing their jobs. Sign #sb400! http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/san-diego-teacher-fired-husbands-violent-crimal-past-19400958