Economically Abused: The Need for Financial Protections for Victims of Domestic Violence


This article explores some of the economic hardships faced by victims of domestic violence and the legal protection and rights to which they are entitled. Section I examines the history of discriminatory behavior and procedures utilized by third parties such as employers, insurers, and landlords that negatively impact victims. Next, Section II explores current and pending legislative reforms at both the state and federal level aimed at rectifying these injustices. Finally, the article concludes with an evaluation of relevant current and pending legislation and discussion regarding the future for victims of domestic violence and their economic security prospects.

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Jess Dichter
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