New Law Bans Firing of Domestic Violence Victims

Carie Charlesworth fought for the legislation after being fired by a private school in California.
1:16 | 10/14/13

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Victims of domestic violence can no longer be fired even if their spouses in danger -- workplace. A new law. Was created after Kerrey Charles were -- teacher in San Diego. Lost her job at a private school. Charles Schwarz -- dialed a restraining order against her ex husband and hold the school to be on the look out for. But when her ex husband showed up to the school the school went into lockdown and Charles -- and her kids who were students there got locked out. I'm done every thing that they talent victim of domestic violence to deal and yet. I still got punished because he'd. Made the choice to -- to school that day. The diocese dismissed Charles -- -- her husband post too much of a risk and her children. Were put on indefinitely -- I have my good days and my bad days days right just I don't know what I'm gonna do I have four kids take -- The only one. But now. A new bill signed by governor Jerry Brown will push companies to protect victims of domestic violence by helping change phone numbers and introduce a work safety plan. Most importantly. It will allow victims to continue working. And provide for their.

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