Washington: Domestic Violence Leave Law Amended to Include Safety Accommodations


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June 7, 2018


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Washington’s existing Domestic Violence Leave law was recently amended to require employers to provide reasonable safety accommodations to employees who are victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking. Specifically, employers must consider an individual’s request for a reasonable safety accommodation, unless the accommodation causes an undue hardship on the business (defined as an action requiring significant difficulty or expense).  Employers may require the individual to furnish verification that the employee and their covered family member is a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking.  The amendments provide a non-comprehensive list of potential safety accommodations, including: