Employers must allow employees to take up to 3 days of leave in any 12-month period, with or without pay, if the employee is the victim of domestic abuse, stalking, sexual assault, or of any other crime that includes an act of domestic violence. An employee is entitled to use this leave only to protect himself or herself by:
• Seeking a restraining order to prevent domestic abuse,
• Obtaining medical care or mental health counseling or both for himself or herself or for his or her children to address physical or psychological injuries resulting from the act or crime,
• Making his or her home secure from the perpetrator or seeking new housing to escape the perpetrator, or
• Seeking legal assistance to address issues arising from the act or crime.
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Reviewed April 2015.