Maine Domestic Violence in the Workplace Poster
The Domestic Violence in the Workplace Poster is a labor law posters poster by the Maine Department Of Labor. This is an optional poster, so while it is recommended that you post this if it is relevant to your employees, you are not required to by the Department Of Labor.
This poster is optional to post and describes the right that employees have to be free from domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking in their place of employment as well as their status for unemployment benefits should an employee have to leave their job due to these reasons. This poster also lists who you can contact should your rights be violated.
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Who You Can Contact for Help 09/15 This poster may be copied. How You Are Protected Leave for Victims of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, or Stalking: You may take reasonable and necessary leave from employment if you, your child, spouse, or parent is a victim of domestic abuse, sexual assault, or stalking. Title 26, § 850. Notice of violation(s) must be reported within six months of the occurrence. If you are denied leave, a fine of up to $1,000 for each violation may be assessed against the employer. Additionally, the employer is liable for liquidated damages in an amount equal to three times the amount of total assessed fines. If you are terminated, you may elect either the liquidated damages or reemployment with the employer with back wages. Unemployment Benefit Eligibility: If you voluntarily leave work, you may not be disqualified from receiving benefits if your leaving was necessary to protect yourself from domestic abuse, and you made all reasonable efforts to keep your job. Title 26, §1193, §§1(A)4 You may not be disqualified from receiving benefits because of misconduct if your actions were based solely on the need to protect yourself or an immediate family member from domestic violence, and you made all reasonable efforts to keep your job. Title 26, §1043, §§23(B)3 Maine laws protect victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking in employment. This poster describes some important parts of the laws. A copy of the actual laws or formal interpretations may be obtained from the Maine Department of Labor by calling (207) 623-7900. Domestic Violence Hotlines by County: Androscoggin 1-800-559-2927 Aroostook 1-800-439-2323 Cumberland 1-800-537-6066 Franklin 1-800-559-2927 Hancock 1-800-315-5579 Kennebec 1-877-890-7788 Knox 1-800-522-3304 Lincoln 1-800-522-3304 Oxford 1-800-559-2927 Penobscot 1-800-863-9909 Piscataquis 1-888-564-8165 Sagadahoc 1-800-522-3304 Somerset 1-877-890-7788 Waldo 1-800-522-3304 Washington 1-800-315-5579 York 1-800-239-7298 Other Resources: National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233 TTY: 1-800-787-3224 • www.thehotline.org Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence 1-866-834-4357 www.MCEDV.org Statewide Sexual Assault Crisis Line 1-800-871-7741 TTY 1-888-458-5599 Maine Department of Labor 207-623-7900 TTY users call Maine Relay 711 Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence 207-430-8334 Aroostook Band of Micmac 207-764-1972 or 1-800-355-1435 Maliseet Advocacy Center 207-532-6401 Passamaquoddy Peaceful Relations 1-877-853-2613 Penobscot Nation Advocacy Center 207-631-4886 United Somali Women of Maine 207-753-0061 Maine Labor Laws on Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking
Other Maine Labor Law Posters 4 PDFS
There are an additional thirteen optional and mandatory Maine labor law posters that may be relevant to your business. Be sure to also print all relevant state labor law posters, as well as all mandatory federal labor law posters.
- Original poster PDF http://www.maine.gov/labor/posters/domesticviolence.pdf , updated December 2019
- Maine Labor Law Posters at http://www.maine.gov/labor/posters/
- Maine Department Of Labor
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