New resource! This easy to share poster outlines the workplace protections we have in Washington State for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking.
- It is illegal for an employer to discriminate against people based on their experience of abuse. This law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations for survivors, like a change in office location or modified schedule.
- Survivors can take time off to deal with issues related to abuse. Every employer in our state must offer paid sick leave. Survivors can use this paid leave if available—or unpaid leave if they have used up their sick time—to do things such as seek medical treatment, obtain a Protection Order, or access services from a domestic violence advocacy program. Time can also be used to help a family member with any of these things.