What does sick leave mean?

Definitions for sick leave

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sick leave(noun)

    a leave of absence from work because of illness


  1. sick leave(Noun)

    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)


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Xenia Scheil-Adlung:

    In most countries, paid sick leave is regulated by legislation and relates to all enterprises in the countries concerned.

  2. 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.

Images & Illustrations of sick leave

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Translations for sick leave

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • Arbeitsunfähigkeit, KrankenstandGerman
  • αναρρωτική άδειαGreek
  • incapacidad temporal, baja médicaSpanish
  • sairauslomaFinnish
  • отпуск по болезниRussian
  • istirahat, izni, izinTurkish

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