• Adult Children Exposed to Domestic Violence
  • Runaway & Homeless Youth Toolkit
  • Prevent Intimate Partner Violence
  • Violence Against Women Resource Library
  • Domestic Violence and Housing Technical Assistance Consortium
  • Domestic Violence Awareness Project
  • National Resource Center on Domestic Violence


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An Online Resource Library on Gender-Based Violence.

Employment Background Checks

Some employers look into a potential employee’s background before deciding whether to hire the individual, or before deciding whether that individual can keep his or her job. When they do, the potential employee/employee has legal rights. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) enforces a federal law that regulates background reports for employment, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) enforces federal laws against employment discrimination (U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, n.d.). The resources below are designed to help survivors of domestic violence, as well as jobseekers in general, understand what may be asked during a background check and their rights during the process.