Leaves of Absence for Victims of Crimes
Employers must allow "an employee who is a victim of a crime, an immediate family member of a victim, a registered domestic partner of a victim, or the child of a registered domestic partner of a victim to be absent from work in order to attend judicial proceedings related to that crime."
Immediate family member is defined as "spouse, child, stepchild, brother, stepbrother, sister, stepsister, mother, stepmother, father, or stepfather."
Victim is defined as "a person against whom one of the following crimes has been committed:
- A violent or serious felony (murder, rape)
- A felony provision of law proscribing theft or embezzlement.
If you have not been granted a leave in order to attend judicial proceedings related to a crime committed against you, or if you have experienced negative treatment or termination from having taken a leave to attend such proceedings, contact the well-versed attorneys for victims of crimes leave at Kokozian Law Firm, APC. 323-857-5900. Ask about our free initial consultation.