UPDATE: Victims of Domestic Violence Leave Policy
California law (Labor Code section 230.1) prohibits discrimination against employees who take time off from work to deal with issues relating to domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking. The law went into effect on January 1, 2017, but the “notice requirement” provisions of the law were delayed until July 1, 2017, or until the Department of Industrial Relations prepared a notice form.
Effective July 1, 2017, California employers with 25 or more employees must inform each new employee upon hire (and other employees upon request), in writing, that California offers certain rights and protections to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking.
Please contact us if you are interested in receiving the model notice letter required. Notice is available in English and Spanish.