SB361 Job Security During Domestic Violence Situations

January 1, 2018

SB361 went into effect protecting employees from losing their jobs in the event they are in a domestic violence situation.  An employee may request leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, 29 U.S.C. The employer may request documentation that confirms or supports the reason the employee provided for requesting leave.  Also, under SB361, an employer may not deny an employee unemployment benefits due to a domestic violence situation.

Examples of documentation are:

  • A police report
  • A copy of an application for an order for protection (Emergency Protection Temporary Order or Temporary Protection Order)
  • An affidavit from an organization which provides services to victims of domestic violence
  • Documentation from a physician

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