Have you ever heard of safe leave? It is an essential type of leave from work that allows survivors or family members close to survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, sexual harassment, or stalking to take protected time off for many reasons related to the violence they’re experiencing. A couple reasons include preparing for and going to court, seeking medical treatment, seeking victim services, relocating, etc.
Safe leave is important because it allows survivors to maintain employment and the subsequent economic resources essential to gaining and maintaining safety. Click the images to learn more about safe leave, and this Domestic Violence Awareness Month, share them with a friend or colleague to spread the word about what safe leave is and why it’s important.
Head to WorkplacesRespond.org to learn about safe leave and other tools in the workplace that can support survivors and prevent violence.
FUTURES Policy Team advocates and supports two bills introduced in the 118th Congress that include Paid Safe Leave, including the Healthy Families Act and the FAMILY Act.
Read more in our fact sheet below.