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Connecticut Requires Employers to Provide Leave to Victims of Sexual Assault

Connecticut has added “sexual assault” as a qualifying reason for employees to take leave under the state’s family violence leave law. Employees who are victims of family violence or sexual assault will be eligible for leave for the following reasons:

  • To seek medical care or psychological or other counseling for physical or psychological injury or disability for the victim;
  • To obtain services from a victim services organization on behalf of the victim;
  • To relocate due to such family violence or sexual assault; or
  • To participate in any civil or criminal proceeding related to or resulting from such family violence or sexual assault.

The amended family violence leave law will take effect on October 1, 2024.