Domestic violence leave for employees. (HB1945)

Introduced By

Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond) with support from co-patron Del. Kathleen Murphy (D-McLean)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Domestic violence leave for employees. Requires employers to allow an employee to take domestic violence leave, with or without pay, if the employee or the employee's family member is a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking. Domestic violence leave may be taken to (i) seek legal or law-enforcement assistance or remedies; (ii) seek treatment by a health care provider for physical or mental injuries caused by domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking or to attend to health care treatment for a victim who is the employee's family member; (iii) obtain, or assist a family member in obtaining, services from a domestic violence shelter, rape crisis center, or other social services program for relief from domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking; (iv) obtain, or assist a family member in obtaining, mental health counseling related to an incident of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking, in which the employee or the employee's family member was a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking; or (v) participate in safety planning, temporarily or permanently relocate, or take other actions to increase the safety of the employee or employee's family members from future domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking. Employers are prohibited from discharging or discriminating against an employee because the employee takes domestic violence leave. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/13/2015Committee
01/13/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15102847D
01/13/2015Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/23/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB1945)
01/27/2015Assigned C & L sub: Subcommittee #2
01/29/2015Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/10/2015Left in Commerce and Labor

Video

This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 40 seconds.