Crime Victim Rights/Compensation/Services
Prohibits an employer from penalizing or firing an employee, who, as the victim of a criminal offense, exercises his or her rights as provided in Criminal Procedure Law, the Family Court Act, and the Executive Law, including the need to appear in court or consult with a district attorney. If the victim of a crime is deceased as a result of the offense, the next of kin is afforded the same protection. The bill also covers a representative of the victim, or a good Samaritan, as defined by law.
Signed: 1996 Chapter 331
Effective: November 1, 1996
Amends: Penal Law §215.14