2020 Tools & Tactics Webinar: Employer Obligations to Victims of Domestic Violence

DMECTools & Tactics, Webinars

Thursday, June 25

9:00 am PT | 12:00 pm ET

Employees who are victims of domestic violence or sexual assault, or have a family member in that situation, may be entitled to employment protections. These lesser-known protections could include the right to take a leave of absence and/or request a workplace accommodation.

In this webinar, we will provide an overview of the states that have such laws, the salient provisions of the leaves, and the types of workplace accommodations that must be considered by employers. In addition, we will share statistics from Matrix’s national database showing utilization of such protections, and discuss our observations and conclusions about the data.  We’ll also examine the potential for underreporting the need for such leaves, and recommendations for employers to support and encourage employees in such situations to come forward.

DMEC members receive free registration for webinars. Log in to your DMEC account prior to registering to receive member pricing.

Learning Objectives

  • Gain an understanding of the current legal framework and specific employer obligations for employees who are in need of “personal protection leave”.
  • Explore recommendations for employer best practices to comply with legal obligations.
  • Review national reporting strategies to identify whether your workplace is aware of legal protections and policies.
  • Identify ways to support your employees and their families who are in difficult situations.


Gail Cohen, JD, Director, Employment Law & Compliance, Matrix Absence Management, Inc.
David Lea, Regional Practice Lead, Reliance Standard Life Insurance Co.



This session qualifies for the following CEUs: 1 CLMS, 1 CPDM, 1 PHR, and 1 SHRM. To qualify for CEU credit:

  • You must attend the full duration of the webinar. Following the webinar and once attendance has been confirmed, you will receive an email with CEU reporting information.
  • You must register for and watch the webinar individually. Group participation does not qualify for CEU credit.

CLMS Logo_RGB_PNGExclusively offered by DMEC, the Certified Leave Management Specialist (CLMS) program is the only professional designation of its kind that provides interactive, hands-on training to ensure your programs effectively comply with state and federal leave laws. Learn more about the CLMS program.

 Registration Fees

Registration Fees
DMEC members Free
Nonmembers $29.99

DMEC members receive free registration for webinars. Not sure if your organization is a member? Use our online form to verify membership and sign up as an individual under your company’s membership.

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