Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Leave

Date Updated: May 9th, 2012

Employees who are victims of domestic violence or sexual assault are eligible for unpaid leave to obtain or attempt to obtain relief in order to ensure the health, safety or welfare of the employee or his/her child, or to seek medical, psychological or social services.

Employees who wish to take such leave must provide reasonable advance notice to Scripps College if possible. If the employee is unable to provide such advance notice, the employee must provide within a reasonable time after the absence a certification in the form of a police report, court document or document indicating that the employee is undergoing treatment for injuries inflicted during an act of domestic violence or sexual assault. Any information provided by the employee to Scripps College for purposes of this leave will be kept strictly confidential.

Although such leave is unpaid, employees may use available vacation pay or, if the leave is for purposes of seeking medical or psychological services, sick leave.

To the extent the employee is taking time off under this leave to seek medical, psychological or social services, all time runs concurrently with the period of unpaid leave allowable under FMLA and CFRA.