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PDFWAC 192-150-113

Domestic violence or stalking—RCW 50.20.050 (2)(b)(iv).

(1) As a condition of eligibility for benefits, you are not required to exhaust reasonable alternatives prior to leaving work.
(2) The amount of notice you provide to your employer will not be a factor in evaluating whether you had good cause to leave work under this section. You will not be penalized for:
(a) Failing to provide notice to your employer prior to leaving work;
(b) Providing several weeks advance notice because you are making preparations to leave the situation;
(c) Not disclosing the domestic violence or stalking to your employer;
(d) Enduring domestic violence or stalking for an extended period of time before the job separation; or
(e) Leaving work when there has not been a recent act of domestic violence or stalking, provided you had a reasonable fear of future domestic violence or stalking.
(3) The following factors will be considered in evaluating whether you had good cause to leave work under this section:
(a) Domestic violence or stalking is the primary reason you left work, even if you gave a different reason for separation to your employer;
(b) Your separation was necessary which, for purposes of this section, means you had a good faith belief that you needed to leave work based upon:
(i) Your fear of domestic violence or stalking;
(ii) Avoiding domestic violence or stalking; or
(iii) The consequences of domestic violence or stalking, including but not limited to legal proceedings, health care, counseling, child custody, or child protection matters.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 50.12.010, 50.12.040, 50.12.042, and 50.20.010. WSR 05-13-156, § 192-150-113, filed 6/21/05, effective 7/22/05.]
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