CT Paid Leave for Family Violence

If you are experiencing family violence, CT Paid Leave can provide income replacement while you address issues arising from that family violence.

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What is Family Violence?

Family violence, or domestic violence, means a pattern of coercive behavior, including acts or threatened acts, that is used by a perpetrator to gain power and control over a current or former spouse, family member, current or former intimate partner, person with whom the perpetrator shares a child in common, or persons presently residing or have resided together.

Family or domestic violence includes, but is not limited to:
  • physical violence
  • injury
  • intimidation
  • sexual violence or abuse
  • emotional and/or psychological intimidation
  • harassment
  • stalking
  • economic abuse and control

The CT Family Violence Leave Act

The CT Family Violence Leave Act requires employers to provide up to 12 days of unpaid leave to employees for the specified family violence reasons below. A worker may also apply to CT Paid Leave for up to 12 days of income replacement benefits for these same 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
  • to participate in any civil or criminal proceeding related to or resulting from such family violence

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