Employees who are victims of domestic violence, harassment, sexual assault or stalking (DVHSAS), or whose minor child or dependent is a victim of DVHSAS is eligible for leave as a reasonable safety accommodation; and may be eligible for leave for the following reasons:
- To seek legal or law enforcement assistance or remedies to ensure the health and safety of the employee or the employee’s minor child or dependent;
- To seek medical treatment for or to recover from injuries caused by domestic violence or sexual assault to or harassment or stalking;
- To obtain, or to assist a minor child or dependent in obtaining, counseling from a licensed mental health professional;
- To obtain services from a victim services provider for the eligible employee or the employee’s minor child or dependent; and
- To relocate or take steps to secure an existing home to ensure the health and safety of the eligible employee or the employee’s minor child or dependent.
To request leave, complete a DVHSAS Leave Request form, and submit to the Leaves Coordinator in Human Resources.
To continue income and benefits while on this protected leave, employees may use any leave they have accrued (sick leave, vacation, comp, personal).