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Other types of leave — Pennsylvania

Leave for victims of domestic violence

By ordinance, the City of Philadelphia requires employers to give unpaid leave to employees who need time off for reasons related to sexual assault or domestic violence, including stalking. Employers with fewer than 50 employees must provide up to four weeks of leave in a 12-month period, while employers with 50 or more employees must allow up to eight weeks of leave in a 12-month period. The leave may be taken intermittently or on a reduced work schedule.

Leave can be used if either the employee or a family or household member of the employee needs to:

  • seek medical attention for or to recover from, physical or psychological injuries caused by domestic or sexual violence
  • obtain services from a victim’s services organization
  • obtain counseling
  • take actions to prevent future domestic or sexual violence or seek “economic security” related to domestic or sexual violence, such as safety planning or relocating
  • seek legal assistance, including preparing for or participating in any civil or criminal legal proceeding related to domestic or sexual...

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