Domestic Violence Leave

Residents are entitled to up to 3 days of leave in a twelve month period if the employee or a family or household member is a victim of domestic violence. The UF fiscal year of July 1 to June 30 will be considered the 12-month period. Activities Covered by the Leave Domestic violence leave is permitted for the following specific activities:

  • Seeking an injunction for protection against domestic violence or repeat violence, dating violence, or sexual violence.
  • Obtaining medical care or mental health counseling or both for the employee or a family or household member to address injuries resulting from domestic violence.
  • Obtaining services from victims’ services organizations such as a domestic violence shelter or rape crisis center.
  • Making the employee’s home secure from the perpetrator of domestic violence or finding a new home to escape the perpetrator.
  • Seeking legal assistance to address issues arising from domestic violence or attending or preparing for court 4 related proceedings arising from the act of domestic violence.

Advanced Notice: Except in cases of imminent danger to the health or safety of an employee, or to the health or safety of a family or household member, a resident seeking domestic violence leave from work must provide his/her program director advanced notice of the leave. Residents are required to use accrued paid leave, if available, for domestic violence leave. In the event that the resident does not have sufficient paid leave days to cover the domestic violence leave, the leave time will be unpaid.