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.
If you are an employee in need of a leave due to domestic violence, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) at 212-998-2375 or email@example.com.
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