Definitions for sick leave
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word sick leave
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
leave from duty, work, or the like, granted because of illness.
Origin of sick leave:
a leave of absence from work because of illness
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
sick leave(noun)ˈsɪk ə nɪŋ
paid time off from work if you are ill
How much sick leave am I entitled to?
Paid absence from work specifically to recover from illness.
Sick leave is time off from work that workers can use during periods of temporary illness to stay home and address their health and safety needs without losing pay. Some workplaces offer paid sick time as a matter of workplace policy, and in few jurisdictions it is codified into law. Currently, states around the United States are considering legislation that would require access to paid sick days for workers.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
An absence from work permitted because of illness or the number of days per year for which an employer agrees to pay employees who are sick. (Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary, 1981)
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