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Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court's Ruling on the Domestic Violence and Abuse Leave Act Holds Lessons for Employers
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Sept. 7, 2021

"Learning of an abusive situation that could require time off in the future may be enough to trigger exposure for a DVLA retaliation or interference claim.... [This] decision also confirms that employers should keep the DVLA -- and safety concerns -- in mind when investigating candidates' backgrounds. The [court] clarified that the DVLA protects individuals whom employers traditionally classify as 'candidates' for employment[.]" [Osborne-Trussell v. The Children's Hospital Corp., No. SJC-12991 (Mass. Aug. 25, 2021)]

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