How do I ask my job about sick leave policy?

Published: 06 April, 2020 | Last updated: 21 May, 2020 8:49 pm | Español

From The Philadelphia Inquirer
By Juliana Feliciano Reyes and Cynthia Fernandez

It’s illegal for your employer to take any action against you for asking about sick leave.

If you’re worried about asking one-on-one, you could set up an email address to ask for information on behalf of your coworkers. Community Legal Services has a sample email you can send to your employer.

Legal Services advises having a copy of the city’s paid sick leave poster and showing it to your employer. The law calls for employers to have that poster up in their workplace. You can also file a complaint with the city if you’re not getting the paid sick time you’re due, but know that the process takes time. The city says it will respond in 15 business days, and the investigation usually takes longer than that. But workers have gotten the sick days they were due after the city stepped in.

Read the full article: Paid sick days in the time of coronavirus: Here’s what Philadelphia workers need to know

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