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Leave for Victims of Domestic, Sexual or Gender Violence or Any Other Crime of Violence Handbook Statement [50+ Employees]: Illinois

Eligible employees will be allowed up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave in any 12-month period to address domestic violence, sexual violence, gender violence or any other crime of violence. An employee is eligible for leave under this policy if:

  • The employee is the victim of domestic, sexual or gender violence or any other crime of violence; or
  • The employee's family or household member is a victim of domestic, sexual or gender violence or any other crime of violence.

For purposes of this policy, a "victim" includes:

  • A person who was killed or injured while attempting to assist a person against whom a crime was being perpetrated or attempted or while assisting law enforcement at the request of law enforcement;
  • A person who personally witnessed a violent crime; and
  • A person who will be called as a witness by the prosecution to establish a necessary nexus between an offender and violent crime.

A "family or household member" means: