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Defining sick leave

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Question: My company president and I are having a disagreement about what's legitimate use of sick leave. He thinks employees should only take sick leave when they themselves are sick. I believe it's also okay for employees to use it for doctor's appointments and caring for their sick children. What do your sick leave policies cover? Do you spell out when it's appropriate for employees to use sick leave?  -- T.C., Delaware


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We get five sick/personal days off a year. They can be used for whatever reason. Once those five are used up, any days off after that will be counted as an absence, unless you use your vacation.

We’re pretty liberal with regard to sick leave use. Besides the obvious, we allow employees to use sick leave to take family members to medical appointmen...(register to read more)

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