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Unemployment Compensation for Victims of Domestic Violence

An Important Link to Economic and Employment Security

By Catherine Ruckelshaus

Domestic violence can force a woman and her children into poverty by causing her to lose her job, by causing her to fail a job training or education program, or by denying her efforts to reenter the work force. This article discusses the problems faced by domestic violence victims who are employed or newly unemployed and their rights to unemployment compensation benefits.

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