NOW LAW: Mosquera, Barclay, Jones, Vainieri Huttle, Lampitt & Downey Legislation to Create Domestic Violence Policy for Public Employers

Measure Encourages 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 support employees who are victims of domestic violence was signed into law on Monday.

The new law (A-4124) requires the Civil Service Commission to develop a uniform domestic violence policy, which all public employers shall adopt and distribute to employees. The policy will 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.”     

“Victims of domestic violence often do not know where to turn for help with their situation,” said Barclay (D-Camden/Gloucester). “They should be able to receive support from their workplace. This law will help to put those policies in place.”

“A victim of domestic violence who may want to ask for help at work m