District of Columbia Violence in the Workplace laws & safety compliance analysis

District of Columbia Violence in the Workplace: What you need to know

The District of Columbia's Accrued Sick and Safe Leave Act of 2008 entitles employees covered by the District Family and Medical Leave Act to paid sick and "safe" leave for use under certain circumstances, including when an employee or the employee’s family member is a victim of stalking, domestic violence, or sexual abuse, provided that the absence is directly related to social or legal services pertaining to the stalking, domestic violence, or sexual abuse. All employers with one or more employees and the District government are covered under the Sick and Safe Leave Act. The amount of paid sick leave given to the employee depends on the size of the employer.


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