SB 400 Press Conference

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 - 12:00pm

SB 400 by State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) that would prevent employers from firing or discriminating against an employee who has been a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking has found a new ally -- Carie Charlesworth, a former teacher who made national news headlines when she was terminated from her San Diego teaching job after her abusive ex-husband visited her school campus.

SB 400 would also require employers to make reasonable efforts to protect these victims at their workplace from their abuser or stalker, such as changing their work telephone number, relocating their desk, or implementing a workplace safety plan.

SB 400 has been designated as a priority bill by the California Legislative Women's Caucus.