Questions about dating violence
The number of incidents and the severity of the abuse increase as the relationship continues.
A federal government applicant or employee who believes that his or her employment rights have been violated under Title VII or the ADA and wants to make a claim against a federal agency must file an "EEO complaint" with that agency.
If the supervisor's harassment did not lead to a tangible employment action, the employer is liable unless it proves that: (1) it exercised reasonable care to prevent and correct promptly any harassment; and (2) the employee unreasonably failed to complain to management or to avoid harm otherwise.
An employer is liable for harassment by a co-worker or by a third party over whom the employer has control if the employer knew or should have known of the conduct, unless it can show that it took prompt and appropriate corrective action upon learning of the harassment.
The ADA prohibits different treatment or harassment at work based on an actual or perceived impairment, which could include impairments resulting from domestic or dating violence, sexual assault or stalking. For example: The ADA may require employers to provide reasonable accommodation requested for an actual disability or a "record of" a disability. An actual disability is a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities (which include major bodily functions).
A "record of" a disability is a past history of a substantially limiting impairment.