Crime Victim's Leave

All employers must grant leave for employees who meet the requirements for crime victims’ leave so the employees can attend judicial proceedings.

Beginning in January of 2014, new protections were added for crime victims to attend any proceeding in which the right of the victim is at issue. There are now two types of crime victims leave — victim leave for judicial proceedings related to specified serious crimes and, as of January 1, 2014, leave for any proceeding involving victims' rights.​​​​

  • Victims' Leave for Judicial Proceedings Related to the Crime

    Victims' Leave for Judicial Proceedings Related to the CrimeLabor Code section 230.2 prohibits an employer from discriminating against an employee who is a crime victim for taking time off to appear in court to attend judicial proceedings related to the crime.   More »

  • Leave for Any Proceeding Involving Victims' Rights

    Leave for Any Proceeding Involving Victims' RightsUnlike the leave under section 230.2, this leave can be initiated at the victim’s request and does not need to be initiated by a notice from a government agency.  More »

    Read about  2014 legislation.