Work & Family Policy Database
Domestic Violence Leave
Subject: Domestic Violence and the Workplace, Job-Protected Leave
Statute/Code Cite: Hi. Rev. Stat. Sec. 378-72(a)
Summary: Workers who are survivors of domestic or sexual violence, or whose child is the survivor of domestic or sexual violence, may take unpaid leave to obtain medical, legal, mental health, relocation or other necessary services. Employees of an employer with at least 50 employees may take up to 30 days of unpaid leave per calendar year. Employees of an employer who employs 49 or fewer employees may take up to five days of unpaid leave per calendar year.
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