Under the Washington State Law (RCW 49.76.010) if an employee or an employee’s family member is a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking, the employee may take a reasonable amount of unpaid leave or use any accrued leave to recover from and cope with the effects of such violence. Family member’s are defined as parent, step-parent, sister, brother, parent-in-law, spouse, grandparent, grandchild, minor/dependent child, child, and for whom the employee has a dating relationship.
Employees who exhaust all of their own accrued sick, annual leave, personal holiday, and compensatory time may also be eligible for the State of Washington Shared Leave program. See the Disability Services – Shared Leave program page
To apply for leave under this provision, complete the Domestic Violence Leave Request Form located on the forms page and returns it to HRS.
Supporting documentation as described on the form may also need to be provided to HRS.
- Domestic Violence Guidelines
- Domestic Violence Resources
- Domestic Violence Checklist
- Employee Assistance Program