leave from duty, work, or the like, granted because of illness.
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How to use sick leave in a sentence
Part-time workers get proportionate amounts of sick leave and would be eligible for a proportionate additional amount from the fund.Federal workers could get more paid leave if covid-19 prevents them from working | Eric Yoder | February 10, 2021 | Washington Post
We need to be encouraging leadership, both at the state and federal levels, to protect people, to have paid sick leave for people if they become symptomatic.Why Opening Restaurants Is Exactly What the Coronavirus Wants Us to Do | Caroline Chen | February 6, 2021 | ProPublica
Many of them don’t speak English and aren’t granted paid sick leave.After Hundreds of Meatpacking Workers Died From COVID-19, Congress Wants Answers | by Bernice Yeung and Michael Grabell | February 4, 2021 | ProPublica
Slaughterhouses, long notorious for their terrible working conditions, have been coronavirus hotspots, in some cases because they responded to the coronavirus crisis by telling employees not to take any sick leave for any reason.Impossible Foods’ plant-based meat just got closer to the price of regular meat | Kelsey Piper | February 2, 2021 | Vox
If teachers take sick leave Tuesday they could argue they are simply taking paid leave.D.C. seeks a temporary restraining order against teachers union to order that teachers stop discussing a strike | Perry Stein | February 2, 2021 | Washington Post
Is there any chance the potential 2016 hopeful will stand up to the right and embrace paid sick leave?
Paid sick leave, personhood, you name it, all of them went in the progressive direction, most of them by overwhelmingly margins.One of the Midterms’ Little-Noticed Big Losers: The NRA | Cliff Schecter | November 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
For instance, this year both New York and New Jersey enacted laws guaranteeing paid sick leave to small-business employees.
The revelations may sound absurd to the rest of the world, but in Italy faking sick leave is a national pastime.
The living-wage and paid-sick-leave bills that set progressives and labor against Bloomberg?Jack Hidary Waits to Make His Push in New York City Mayoral Race | David Freedlander | August 14, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The two former were enjoying their month of service on shore, the latter was on sick-leave, but convalescent.The Floating Light of the Goodwin Sands | R.M. Ballantyne
I had taken the doctor to see him, got him out on sick leave, and when he was put back again gave bail for him.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25) | Robert Louis Stevenson
It befell, therefore, that he spent the winter on sick leave in New York.From Place to Place | Irvin S. Cobb
Were it not my duty to hold out for the benefit of my wife and children, I would certainly apply for sick leave.Recollections of Thirty-nine Years in the Army | Charles Alexander Gordon
They may detain you there, give you a period of sick leave, or invalid you out of the Service.Cupid in Africa | P. C. Wren
British Dictionary definitions for sick leave
leave of absence from work through illness
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