Am I allowed to take leave from work to protect myself or my family from domestic violence?
Yes. Last year, the Connecticut legislature passed a law requiring employers of more than 3 people to provide leave (paid or unpaid) to employees who are victims of domestic violence. This law allows employees to take leave for a) seeking medical care or psychological counseling to treat physical or psychological injuries caused by domestic violence; b) to obtain services from a victim services organization; c) to relocate due to family violence; and d) to participate in a civil or criminal proceeding related to domestic violence. Conn. Gen. Stat. § 31-51ss.