The State Victims' Economic Security and Safety Act (VESSA) allows employees who are victims of domestic or sexual violence, or who are family or household members of victims of abuse, to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave in any 12-month period to:
- Seek medical attention for, or recover from, physical or psychological injuries caused by domestic or sexual violence to the employee or the employee's family or household member.
- Obtain services from a victim services organization for the employee or the employee's family or household member.
- Participate in safety planning, temporary or permanent relocation or take other actions to increase safety or ensure economic security for the employee or the employee's family or household member.
- Seek legal assistance or remedies including, preparation for or participation in any civil or criminal proceeding related to or derived from domestic or sexual violence.
Faculty Members: Extension of the Tenure Probationary Period
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Please call the HRS Service Center at 815-753-6000 and ask to be connected to one of our HR associates.