Crime or Abuse Victims' Leave

Employees who are victims of crime or abuse, including domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, or a crime that caused physical injury or, in certain cases, mental injury, or that resulted in the death of an immediate family member may need time off for legal proceedings, such as obtaining a restraining order, or for medical treatment. Employers have various obligations related to providing such leave. Employees also are entitled to use mandatory paid sick days for these purposes.