Crime Victim Leave

Employees may take time off from work, without pay, for the following reasons:

• To comply with a legal subpoena to appear before any court of Connecticut as a witness in a criminal proceeding.

• To attend a court proceeding or to participate in a police investigation related to a criminal case in which the employee is a crime victim (i.e., has suffered direct or threatened physical, emotional, or financial harm as a result of the crime) or is an immediate family member or guardian of a person who suffers such harm and is a minor, physically disabled incompetent, or a homicide victim.

• To attend a court proceeding with respect to a criminal case of a person charged with committing a crime that resulted in the death of the employee's parent, child, sibling, or spouse.

Employees should provide the University as much advance notice of the need for leave under this policy as is possible. If advance notice is not feasible, the employee must provide appropriate documentation within a reasonable period of time after the absence. The University will not retaliate, or tolerate retaliation, against any employee who seeks or obtains leave under this policy.