SPP 707: Victim’s Leave Benefits
To allow employees who are victims of crimes to leave work to exercise their right to be present at legal proceedings related to the crimes
Arizona Revised Statutes §§ 8–420, 13–4439
ASU will provide victim’s leave to eligible employees in accordance with the Arizona State Victim’s Leave Law (Arizona Revised Statutes §§ 8–420, 13–4439). This law authorizes employees who are victims of crimes to leave work to exercise the right to be present at legal proceedings related to the crime.
A request for time off must be made to the employee’s immediate supervisor or responsible administrator with as much notice as practical. In making this request, the employee shall provide:
Records under this policy shall be maintained in a confidential manner. To remain in pay status while absent from work, an employee may use vacation, sick, or compensatory leave benefits, if available. If the employee has exhausted all accrued leave balances or if the employee is not benefits-eligible, the leave of absence shall be unpaid.
While there is no maximum amount of time allocated for victim’s leave, the university reserves the right to limit the leave provided under state law if the employee’s absence from work creates an undue hardship to the university’s business.
It is a violation of ASU policy for any university supervisor to refuse to hire, discharge, or discriminate against an employee in compensation or other terms, conditions, or privileges of employment because the employee utilizes the victim’s leave policy.
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