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Other Leaves: Florida

Other Leaves requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Kamilah L. Perry, Phelps Dunbar, LLP


  • There are various types of leave that may be available to an employee in Florida. See Leaves of Absence.
  • Florida does not have a state family and medical leave law applicable to private employers. See Family and Medical Leave.
  • In Florida, victims of domestic violence or sexual violence are entitled to employment leave to obtain medical care and/or mental health counseling. See Domestic Violence Leave.
  • A Florida employer may not terminate an employee for an employee's jury service. See Jury Duty Leave.
  • An employer may not terminate an employee based on the nature of his or her testimony or employment absences resulting from compliance with a subpoena. See Witness Duty Leave.
  • Florida law prohibits an employer from terminating or otherwise discriminating against any individual for taking leave to serve in the US armed forces. See Military Leave.
  • A covered Miami-Dade County employer must provide an eligible employee with domestic violence, family and medical and jury duty leave. See Local Requirements.