What does sick leave mean?

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sick leave

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sick leavenoun

    a leave of absence from work because of illness


  1. sick leavenoun

    Paid absence from work specifically to recover from illness.


  1. Sick leave

    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

  1. Sick Leave

    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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    Read the full text of the Sick Leave poem by Siegfried Sassoon on the Poetry.com website.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sick leave in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sick leave in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of sick leave in a Sentence

  1. Donna Ballman:

    People who don't have paid sick leave can't afford to take time off if they are living paycheck to paycheck.

  2. City Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro:

    The excessive sick leave by a group of our Firefighters because of their anger at the vaccine mandate for all city employees is unacceptable, contrary to their oaths to serve, and may endanger the lives of New Yorkers, despite these actions by some, the Department will continue to respond to all calls for help that come our way.

  3. Dido Harding:

    If someone has tested positive, [then] at the time of testing, we could be asking them 'do you have space to isolate? And do you get sick leave?' these [resources] need to come as a package -- income relief, sick leave [and] accommodation is needed.

  4. Rosa DeLauro:

    Workplaces need to respond to the reality of family life in the 21st century, and allowing employees to have seven sick days a year is a bare minimum, the fact that the United States is one of just a handful of countries that does not require paid family or sick leave is nothing short of shameful.

  5. Barkoff Lamy:

    Dr. Bright has not been given any details about his new assignment or what his new job would entail ; nonetheless, under his doctor's direction, he has been on sick leave due to hypertension caused by this current situation.

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