Secured Judgment for a Regional Banking Client Accused of Terminating an Employee After She Applied for and Took VESSA Leave

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Amundsen Davis secured judgment for a regional banking client accused of terminating an employee after she applied for and took leave allegedly due to domestic violence. After a multiple day evidentiary hearing at the Illinois Department of Labor, in the first contested case arising under Illinois' Victim's Economic Safety & Security Act (VESSA)‎, it was determined that the leave was obtained under false pretenses and abused. The underlying decision was upheld by Illinois' appellate court (2ndDistrict).


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