Safe Leave (Domestic Violence)


Safe Leave provides employees job-protected time off to attend to their needs if they or a family member have experienced domestic violence, stalking, abuse, sexual assault, or other situations.

At FAMLI, we recognize that many cases of sexual assault go unreported. Here are a few things to know:

  • To determine whether an individual is the survivor of domestic violence, the survivor of stalking, or the survivor of sexual assault or abuse, for purposes of determining eligibility for safe leave, an individual need not prove that a court has determined that the individual was the victim of domestic violence, stalking, sexual assault, or sexual abuse.
  • Benefits may be awarded and will require the individual’s good-faith, legal attestation that they are a survivor of domestic violence, stalking, or sexual assault or abuse.