Human Resources > Benefits > Leave of Absence > Victims’ Economic Security and Safety Act (VESSA)
Victims’ Economic Security and Safety Act (VESSA) provides 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, with up to twelve (12) weeks of unpaid leave per any twelve (12) month period to address issues arising from domestic or sexual violence.
An employee shall provide at least 48 hours’ advance notice of the employee’s intention to take leave, except in such cases where it is not practicable to provide such notice.
For more information, including how to request and submit any required documentation for a VESSA leave, contact the
Benefits Team online or call (312) 362-8232.