Victims’ Economic Security & Safety Act ("VESSA")
This Illinois VESSA law provides that an employee who is a victim of domestic or sexual violence, or who has a family or household member who is a victim of domestic or sexual violence, can take up to twelve (12) weeks of unpaid leave per any twelve (12) month period to address issues arising from domestic or sexual violence. Employees can seek medical help, legal assistance, counseling, safety planning, and other assistance. This may run concurrently with leave taken under the Family Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”). Click here for more information. For questions, please contact partner Matthew B. Schiff at (312) 704-2171 or email email@example.com.