Domestic Violence: A Human Rights Issue?
Should "victim of domestic violence" be a protected characteristic, like race or gender? Some argue that those who experience domestic violence are often victimized a second time, when rejected by an employer or landlord who is concerned about their past.
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Margaret C. Hobday and Stephen Arnott talk about the challenges facing domestic violence victims in employment, housing and other areas, as they prepare a workshop on Domestic Violence as a Human Rights Issue for the department's annual Human Rights Day Conference. ( min)
If you believe you were treated unfairly because of a protected characteristic, was someone else—in a similar situation—treated better? (2:45 min)
Retaliation is illegal, and it can turn what might be a simple matter in a costly error. (3:30 min)
Can your employer require you to join a civic club? That might depend on the club. (1:53 min)
A landlord claims he "never traded sex for rent," but believed that it was appropriate for him to "compliment" his female tenants. (3:38 min)