Work & Family Policy Database
Domestic Violence Leave Act
Subject: Domestic Violence, Family and Medical Leave, Job-Protected Leave
Sponsor: Woolsey (D)
Date Introduced: 10/11/2011
Referred to the House Administration Committee: 10/11/2011
Summary: Allows employees to use Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave to address domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking and their effects, in addition to leave in order to care for domestic partners with serious health conditions.
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