Provide for Leave from Work for Victims of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault or Stalking

Last updated: Feb 2, 2020

Details about this bill
Category: Wage and Labor
Status: Defeated
Sponsor: Representative Matthea Daughtry, House 49
Session: 129
Bill #: LD 2015

Position:

Monitoring.

UPDATE: Committee voted ONTP as existing laws are sufficient.

Summary:

This bill allows an employee to take reasonable leave from work, with or without pay, including by reducing the employee's usual number of hours per work day or workweek:

1. To seek legal or law enforcement assistance or remedies to ensure the health and safety of the employee or employee's family members including, but not limited to, preparing for, or participating in, any civil or criminal legal proceeding related to or derived from domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking;

2. To seek treatment by a health care provider for physical or mental injuries caused by domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking or to attend to health care treatment for a victim who is the employee's family member;

3. To obtain, or assist a family member in obtaining, services from a domestic violence shelter, rape crisis center or other social services program for relief from domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking;

4. To obtain, or assist a family member in obtaining, mental health counseling related to an incident of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking in which the employee or employee's family member was a victim; or

5. To participate in safety planning, temporarily or permanently relocate or take other actions to protect the employee or employee's family members from domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking.