sick leave


sick leave

noun

: the number of days per year for which an employer agrees to pay workers who are unable to work because they are sick

: an absence from work because of sickness

Full Definition of SICK LEAVE

1
:  an absence from work permitted because of illness
2
:  the number of days per year for which an employer agrees to pay employees who are sick

Examples of SICK LEAVE

  1. employee benefits such as vacation time and sick leave
  2. We are allotted three weeks annual sick leave.
  3. He's been on sick leave since last Thursday.

First Known Use of SICK LEAVE

1820

sick leave

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SICK LEAVE

1
: an absence from work permitted because of illness
2
: the number of days per year for which an employer agrees to pay employees who are sick

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