Sen. Andrew Hosmer Introduces Legislation To Protect Victims of Domestic Violence

CONCORD – Today, Senator Andrew Hosmer (D-Laconia) introduced SB 156, which prohibits discrimination against employees who are victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking. Following the Senate Commerce Committee public hearing on SB 156, Sen. Hosmer released the following comments:

“We know domestic violence often spills over into the workplace and we made great strides in preventing discrimination in the workplace through SB 390 in last year’s session,” said Sen. Hosmer. “SB 156 builds off of previous legislation to ensure that victims of domestic violence get the protections they deserve. Everyone should be able to go to work without fear of losing their jobs and this legislation makes sure the victims of domestic violence have the same opportunities to succeed.”

SB 156 came as a result of the recommendation of the Committee to Study the Protection of Employees from Domestic Violence and ensures protection from discrimination through the state commission for human rights. Following the public hearing, the Senate Commerce Committee voted to unanimously support SB 156.