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Mosquera, Barclay, Jones, Vainieri Huttle, Lampitt & Downey Legislation to Create Domestic Violence Policy for Public Employers Clears Assembly

Measure Would Encourage Victims to Seek Confidential Help at Work
(TRENTON) - Legislation Assembly Democrats Gabriela Mosquera, Arthur Barclay, Patricia Egan Jones, Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Pamela Lampitt and Joann Downey sponsored to establish a protocol to help public employers support employees who are victims of domestic violence gained approval Monday in the Assembly.

The bill (A-4124) would require the Civil Service Commission to develop a uniform domestic violence policy, which all public employers shall adopt and distribute to employees. The policy would encourage victims of domestic violence to seek confidential assistance from the human resources department at work.

"Domestic violence affects the lives of many state workers throughout New Jersey," said Mosquera (D-Camden/Gloucester). "There should be a policy in place to guide human resource workers in helping state employees in the workplace who are dealing with domestic violence."

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