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Other Leaves: Virginia

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 Virginia. See Leaves of Absence.
  • Virginia does not have a state family and medical leave law applicable to private employers. See Family and Medical Leave.
  • An employer may not terminate or demote an employee summoned for jury duty so long as the employee provided the employer with reasonable notice. See Jury Duty Leave.
  • An employee cannot be required to use sick leave or vacation as the result of an absence for a required court appearance. See Court Appearance Leave.
  • An employer must allow employees who are victims of a crime to leave work to attend all criminal proceedings related to the crime. See Crime Victim Leave.
  • An employer may not take any adverse action (e.g., termination or demotion) against an employee who misses work to serve as an election officer, so long as the employee provided reasonable notice of their absence. See Election Officer Leave.
  • An employer must provide an unpaid leave of absence to members of the Virginia National Guard, Virginia Defense Force and National Guard of other states. See Military Leave.