For some survivors of domestic violence, going to work or school can provide a safe haven and respite from the abuse experienced at home or in interpersonal and familial relationships. And the added stress of close quarters created by social distancing measures may indeed exacerbate violence experienced at home.
This is a guide to helping workers represent themselves at certain kinds of employment related hearings without a lawyer, for example, unemployment compensation hearings, workers' compensation hearings, and discrimination hearings. It is meant to provide a very basic understanding of the typical format and rules for these types of hearings. Be sure to consult the specific agency holding your hearing for more detailed information.
This fact sheet explains how you can qualify for unemployment benefits if you are an immigrant.