PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The City of Pittsburgh is about to join the ranks of other major American cities and offer paid safe leave for employees.
That leave would be for victims of domestic abuse and sexual assault, among other things. Organizations that advocate for victims of domestic abuse say the policy is long overdue.
Stephanie Fox, a victim, says it’s definitely a step in the right direction, but more is needed.
“I’ve been stabbed with a screwdriver. I have cigarette burns all over me. I’ve had my teeth knocked out and my jaw redone. I have a bullet in the back of my leg,” she said.
Fox says she was in an abusive relationship for 14 years and lost half as many jobs because she couldn’t go to work.