Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking Victims' Leave

Employees who are victims of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking may need time off for legal proceedings, such as obtaining a restraining order, or for medical treatment. Employers have various obligations related to providing such leave. Employees are entitled to mandatory paid sick days (as of July 1, 2015) and also unpaid leaves of absences.​

  • Mandatory Paid Sick Leave for Victims

    Mandatory Paid Sick Leave for VictimsEmployees who are victims of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking may need time off for legal proceedings, such as obtaining a restraining order, or for medical treatment. Employers have various obligations related to providing such leave.  More »

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  • Time Off for Legal Proceedings

    Time Off for Legal ProceedingsEmployees who are victims of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking may need time off to appear in related legal proceedings or for other purposes.  More »

  • Time Off for Medical Treatment: Employers With 25 or More Employees

    Time Off for Medical Treatment: Employers With 25 or More EmployeesEmployees who are victims of domestic violence or sexual assault and who work for an employer with 25 or more employees are protected from termination, discrimination or retaliation for taking time off from work for the following reasons  More »

  • Discrimination Protections

    Discrimination ProtectionsAn employer cannot discriminate or retaliate against an victim of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking for taking time off work for legal proceedings or medical treatment.   More »

  • Accommodating Victims

    Accommodating VictimsAll employers are required to provide reasonable accommodations for employees who are victims of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking.  More »