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PDFWAC 192-150-112

Definitions—Domestic violence and stalking—RCW 50.20.050 (1)(b)(iv) and (2)(b)(iv).

To constitute good cause for leaving work, your job separation must have been necessary to protect yourself or a member of your immediate family from domestic violence or stalking.
(1) Immediate family is defined as your spouse, domestic partner, and the children (including your unborn children), siblings, stepchildren, foster children, or parents of either spouse or domestic partner, whether living with you or not, and other relatives who temporarily or permanently reside in your household.
(2) Domestic violence is defined in RCW 7.105.010.
(3) Stalking is defined by RCW 9A.46.110. It means:
(a) Intentionally and repeatedly harassing or following another person; and
(b) Placing the person being harassed or followed in fear of injury to self or property, or to another person or the property of another person; and
(c) Intending to frighten, intimidate, or harass the other person; or
(d) Knowing or having reason to know that the person is afraid, intimidated, or harassed even if the stalker did not intend to place the person in fear or intimidate or harass the person.
(i) "Harass" means a knowing and willful course of conduct directed at a specific person which seriously alarms, annoys, harasses, or is detrimental to such person, and which serves no legitimate or lawful purpose.
(ii) "Repeatedly" means on two or more separate occasions.
(iii) "Follows" means deliberately maintaining visual or physical proximity to a specific person over a period of time. A finding that the alleged stalker repeatedly and deliberately appears at the person's home, school, place of employment, business, or any other location to maintain visual or physical proximity to the person is sufficient to find that the alleged stalker follows the person. It is not necessary to establish that the alleged stalker follows the person while in transit from one location to another.
(iv) "Contact" includes, in addition to any other form of contact or communication, the sending of an electronic communication to the person.
[Statutory Authority: 2021 c 215 §§ 2 and 3 and RCW 50.20.050. WSR 22-05-077, § 192-150-112, filed 2/15/22, effective 7/1/22. Statutory Authority: RCW 50.12.010, 50.12.040, and 34.05.120. WSR 10-01-156, § 192-150-112, filed 12/22/09, effective 1/22/10. Statutory Authority: RCW 50.12.010, 50.12.040, 50.12.042, and 50.20.010. WSR 05-13-156, § 192-150-112, filed 6/21/05, effective 7/22/05.]
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