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I am very sorry to hear about this situation. While federal law allows for time off work in cases of medical needs, I am sorry to say that no inherent right to take time off work for domestic violence
, etc, is allowed.
Thus, it is at the employer's discretion.
Now, note that one can have an ATTORNEY file the paperwork, which would only need one to then appear once in Court, really. Let me know if you need help finding counsel, especially pro bono or low cost in the state.
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