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Other Leaves: Delaware

Other Leaves requirements for other states

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

Author: Jessica Sussman


  • There are various types of leave that may be available to an employee in Delaware. See Leaves of Absence.
  • Delaware does not have a state family and medical leave law applicable to private employers.See Family and Medical Leave.
  • Delaware law requires accommodations for pregnant employees, which may include time off to recover from childbirth. See Pregnancy Leave.
  • An employer is prohibited from terminating, penalizing, threatening or otherwise coercing an employee because the employee receives or responds to a summons or serves as a juror. See Jury Duty Leave.
  • An eligible employee may take an unpaid leave of absence from work in order to participate at the prosecutor's request in preparing for a criminal proceeding. See Crime Victim Leave.
  • Delaware law provides that any National Guard member called to state active duty is entitled to the same rights, privileges, and protections in employment as is provide to employees undergoing military training under federal law. See Military Leave.