G-32-12.6 Safe Leave
COCC will provide reasonable safety accommodations to any COCC employee who is a victim of or at risk of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking. Reports of sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking should follow COCC Policies G-28, Title IX and Sexual Harassment Policy. Provided it does not cause undue hardship for the College, COCC will allow an employee to take reasonable unpaid leave from employment for the following purposes:
- To seek legal or law enforcement assistance or remedies to ensure the health and safety of the employee or the employee’s minor child or dependent, including preparing for and participating in protective order proceedings or other civil or criminal legal proceedings related to domestic violence, harassment, sexual assault or stalking.
- To seek medical treatment for or to recover from injuries caused by domestic violence or sexual assault to or harassment or stalking of the eligible employee or the employee’s minor child or dependent.
- To obtain, or to assist a minor child or dependent in obtaining, counseling from a licensed mental health professional related to an experience of domestic violence, harassment, sexual assault or stalking.
- To obtain services from a victim services provider for the eligible employee or the employee’s minor child or dependent.
- To relocate or take steps to secure an existing home to ensure the health and safety of the eligible employee or the employee’s minor child or dependent.
Paid Leave Oregon (PLO), Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), or Oregon Family Leave Act (OFLA) may run concurrently with Safe Leave. COCC will allow an employee to use accrued Oregon Sick Time or accrued COCC sick and vacation leave, in that order, while on Safe Leave. The College may ask for certification that an employee is a victim.
Contact MyBenefits@cocc.edu for Safe Leave procedures.
Effective date 12/15/2022