Employee Sick Leave Act
Requires employers to allow employees to use at least a portion of the sick leave time that is already available to them, under certain existing employer policies, to care for certain relatives. Prohibits employers from denying an employee the right to use personal sick leave benefits in accordance with the Act. Prohibits employers from discharging, threatening to discharge, demoting, suspending, or in any manner discriminating against an employee for using sick leave benefits, attempting to exercise the right to use personal sick leave benefits, filing a complaint with the Department, alleging a violation of the Act, cooperating in an investigation or prosecution of an alleged violation of the Act, or opposing any policy or practice or act that is prohibited by the Act.
- General Information: 312-793-2600
- Email: DOL.LeaveRights@illinois.gov