The Illinois Victim’s Economic Security and Safety Act, or VESSA, provides up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave to an employee who is a victim of or who has a family member who is a victim of domestic or sexual violence to address issues arising from domestic or sexual violence.
Signed into law on August 25, 2004, VESSA covers employees who are:
VESSA Leave Shall Be Granted for the Following Reasons:
An employee may take VESSA leave to:
VESSA leave may be taken in the following increments:
Employers must maintain the confidentiality of:
All records must be maintained for a period of at least three years.
For further information contact: