this Comment examines recent social science research documenting the significant effect domestic violence has on the workplace. It identifies how employment law has begun to recognize domestic violence as a problem; not as one confined to the home, but as one requiring protection in the workplace; introduces current federal law, discusses recently enacted state laws that offer employees protection through leave, antidiscrimination policies, accommodations, unemployment insurance, and workplace restraining orders; argues that systematic solutions must be undertaken at the federal level to rectify this social problem, and advances the idea of amending the FMLA to protect domestic violence victims as opposed to creating a new, freestanding federal law; proposes an amendment to the FMLA and provides responses to potential problems and opposition that such an amendment may have.
"How the Family and Medical Leave Act Can Offer Protection to Domestic Violence Victims in the Workplace,"
University of San Francisco Law Review: Vol. 44
, Article 9.
Available at: http://repository.usfca.edu/usflawreview/vol44/iss3/9