Senator Mulroe introduces legislation to assist victims of domestic violenceVictims of domestic or sexual violence would be able to use paid sick time to address their physical and mental needs under legislation introduced by State Senator John G. Mulroe (D-Chicago).

“The goal of this legislation is to make it easier for victims of domestic violence to get the help they need,” Mulroe said. “If a victim has accrued paid sick time, I think they should be able to use it to address their needs after being abused. Our workforce is strengthened when employees are able to take paid time off to heal.”

The Illinois Employee Sick Leave Act allows workers to use sick leave benefits to attend to their medical needs and the medical needs of their family members. Under the Victims' Economic Security and Safety Act (VESSA), victims of domestic or sexual violence are permitted to take unpaid leave to seek medical care, receive victim services, to participate in safety planning or to seek legal assistance. The act does not require employers to allow employees to use paid sick time for a VESSA leave.

Mulroe introduced Senate Bill 2242 following a constituent inquiry.

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