Paid Sick Days and Employer Penalties for Absence

Source: Kevin Miller, Robert Drago, Claudia Williams, Institute for Women’s Policy Research, IWPR # D297, July 2011

Paid sick days laws include anti-retaliation provisions that protect workers from being penalized for using paid sick days. However, most employees in the United States have no such legal protection and may face retaliation for taking time off when sick. An IWPR fact sheet provides new findings on the extent to which employees fear retaliation from employers for the use of paid sick days.

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