Many words describe the mindless shooting today in San Bernardino. Senseless is the word that comes to me most. I only wish the shooters instead went to a movie and avoided the whole event at the San Bernardino Regional Center.
Trauma counselors and centers have been set up to assist with this horrific event. Trauma caused by this event should receive protection under the Family Medical Leave Act/CFRA for eligible employees. If not there are California Labor Codes that allow victims of violence time off. Another avenue might be California Labor Code Section 233 which provides job protections against terminations due to sickness if a certain amount of sick time is banked.