Safe Leave

Employees who are victims of domestic violence, harassment, sexual assault, stalking or bias, or whose minor child or dependent is a victim, are eligible for leave as a reasonable safety accommodation for reasons such as the following:

  1. 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, including preparing for and participating in protective order proceedings or other civil or criminal legal proceedings related to domestic violence, harassment, sexual assault, bias or stalking;
  2. To seek medical treatment for or to recover from injuries caused by domestic violence, sexual assault, harassment, stalking, or the commission of a bias crime, involving the eligible employee or the employee’s minor child or dependent.
  3. To obtain, or to assist a minor child or dependent in obtaining, counseling from a licensed mental health professional related to an experience of domestic violence, harassment, sexual assault, bias or stalking;
  4. To obtain services from a victim services provider for the eligible employee or the employee’s minor child or dependent; or
  5. 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 Safe Leave Request, and submit to the Leaves Coordinator in Human Resources at HRLeaves@uoregon.edu.

To continue income and benefits while on Safe Leave, employees may use any accrued leave or sick leave advance. Employees may also use Safe Leave while on Paid Family Medical Leave or unpaid leave.