Connecticut Public Act 10-144, Conn. Gen. Stat. Sec. 31-51ss

2010 | Domestic Violence/DV Protections, Employment, Safe Leave

STATUS: Enacted

This law provides 12 days of safe leave for survivors of domestic violence, for reasons associated with this status. Employers may request documentation of these reasons.

This law requires that employers with 3 or more employees allow 12 days of paid or unpaid leave for employees who are survivors of domestic violence. The purpose of this leave may include medical services, domestic violence services, relocation, or legal proceedings. Employers cannot retaliate against employees who take leave for the above reasons. Employees may be asked to provide documentation of the reason for their leave, which may include a signed letter from the employee, police or court record, a signed statement from an attorney, domestic violence organization, or medical professional.

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