Human Resources

Staff Policies

H. Leaves of absence

3. Crime victims leave

Crime Victim Leave

Any Oregon employee from the first day of employment is eligible for reasonable, unpaid leave if the employee, or his or her “immediate family member” (defined below) has suffered financial, social, psychological or physical harm as a result of being a victim of certain felonies, such as kidnapping, rape, arson, and assault.  Employees who are eligible for crime victim leave must:

  • Use any available sick time and vacation during the leave period;
  • Provide as much advance notice as is practicable of their intention to take leave (unless giving advance notice is not feasible); and
  • Submit a request for leave in writing to their supervisor and the Human Resources department as far in advance as possible, indicating the time needed and when it is needed and the reason for the leave.

“Immediate family member” means spouse, domestic partner, father, mother, sibling, child, stepchild and grandparent.

In all circumstances, the college may require certification of the need for leave or accommodation, such as copies of any notices of scheduled criminal proceedings that the employee receives from a law enforcement agency or district attorney’s office, police report, a protective order issued by a court, or similarly reliable sources.


last revised: 8/14/2012

last reviewed: 8/14/2012

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