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Domestic Violence Proceeding Leave

Any employee who is the victim of a domestic violence offense or has witnessed a domestic violence offense may be granted, upon request, unpaid time off to appear as a witness, consult with the district attorney, or exercise his or her rights provided in criminal procedure law, the family court act, or the executive law, provided that the request is made prior to the date of the absence.  The employee must provide verification of the employee’s service from the party who sought the employee’s attendance or testimony. 


Retaliation against an employee for requesting or obtaining such a leave is prohibited.

About This Policy

Effective Date: September 01, 2008
Issuing Authority: Executive Vice President and Provost
Responsible Officer: Vice President for Human Resources
Office Name: Human Resources

The purpose of this policy is to comply with the provisions of  Section 215.14 of the New York State Penal Law, which prohibits employers from penalizing eligible employees for taking leave to participate  in a domestic violence proceeding.

This policy applies to all employees who are employed by New York University.  Such employees are deemed “eligible”.

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