Work & Family Policy Database
Subject: Job-Protected Leave
Statute/Code Cite: Vt. State. Ann. Tit. 21, Secs. 471(1), (3), 472(a)(2); Vt. State. Ann. Tit. 15, Sec. 1204(e)(12).
Summary: Under a separate family leave provision, eligible workers in businesses with fifteen or more employees are entitled to up to twelve weeks of leave to care for a spouse with a serious health condition. Under Vermont’s civil union law, a civil union partner has the same rights as a married spouse to take family leave.
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