Legal Information: Illinois
Updated: November 9, 2023
Who is considered to be a “family or household member” under the law?
A “family or household member” can be any of the following:
- party to a civil union;
- other person related by blood or by present or prior marriage or civil union;
- other person who shares a relationship through a child;
- any other individual whose close association with the employee is the equivalent of a family relationship as determined by the employee; and
- persons jointly residing in the same household.1
1 820 ILCS § 180/10(12)
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