Many divorce filings in Florida relate to domestic violence or some other type of abuse. Victims of domestic violence may have more rights than they think, however. Special protections may extend to some domestic violence victims through their workplace, for example. Knowing your rights under Florida law can help you improve the safety and welfare of your family in the face of abuse and other family issues.
Florida law affords victims three days off of work during each 12-month period for dealing with the medical or legal aspects of domestic violence. This provision comes with a caveat, however: Your company must employ at least 50 people, and you must have been working at that company for at least three months. Your employer is not legally required to give you time off for domestic violence issues if those qualifications are not met.