Facebook will begin offering paid leave to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, the company announced Wednesday, allowing workers up to 20 additional paid days off.
Facebook will let victims of domestic violence or sexual assault take up to 20 days paid leave “if an employee, an employee’s family or other household member experiences domestic abuse,” COO Sheryl Sandberg said in a post announcing the policy.
Facebook previously offered unpaid leave to U.S. workers who were victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, and the new policy applies to employees globally.
According to Bloomberg, employees will only have to tell their managers they need to take emergency leave, and “will later be identified as domestic abuse or crime victims in internal systems that only human resources managers have access to.”
Police reports or other documentation are not required to use the policy, Facebook said, and workers will not be required to prove they are victims.