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Legal Information: Florida

Workplace Protections

Updated: 
December 21, 2018

I know I can take time off to help a family member who is being abused. Who is considered a “family member” under the law?

A “family member” can be a spouse or former spouse; someone related to you by blood or marriage; someone who you have a child in common with; or someone who lives/lived together with you like a family in the same apartment/house.1

1 Fla. Stat. § 741.313(1)(d) & 741.28(3)