Leave from Work

Paid Sick Leave

Employers in Washington must provide their employees with paid sick leave.

Family Care Act

When can a worker take leave to care for a sick family member?

Pregnancy & Parental Leave

What leave is available for parents with a new child or pregnant workers?

Military Spouse Leave of Absence

Get information about state and federal laws allowing leave for spouses of military members who are called to active duty and for employees with military family members who need care or during qualifying exigencies related to active duty.

Domestic Violence Leave

Get information about a state law allowing victims of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking and their family members to take leave from work for legal or law enforcement needs, medical and mental health care, social services, counseling, safety and relocation, or other assistance.

Leave for Certain Emergency Services Personnel

Get information about a state law allowing volunteer firefighters, reserve peace officers and Civil Air Patrol members to miss work or report to work late as a result of a fire alarm, an emergency call or an emergency service operation.

Family Leave Act

Pregnant employees who are eligible for leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) may be eligible for additional leave under the Washington Family Leave Act.

Paid Family and Medical Leave

The Employment Security Department administers the Paid Family and Medical Leave program.

File a Protected Leave Complaint

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