sick day


Definition of sick day

: a paid day of sick leave

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Look to see if your company has a policy stating that employees are required to find someone to substitute for them on sick days or when taking a holiday. Johnny C. Taylor Jr., USA TODAY, "Ask HR: Can my boss require me to find a substitute for days I'm sick or taking a holiday?," 1 May 2018 The hardship exemption allows IRS employees not to have to use sick days to be absent from work, and managers must approve the exemptions. Jeff Stein, The Seattle Times, "Citing hardship, hundreds of furloughed IRS workers skip returning to work," 23 Jan. 2019 Matt Garrett, an Atlanta photographer and digital-marketing specialist who has bipolar disorder, once worked at a company that required a doctor’s note before granting a sick day. Sue Shellenbarger, WSJ, "The Benefits (and Risks) of the Mental-Health Day," 17 Dec. 2018 Other perks include unlimited sick days, extra money toward student loans, and paid sabbaticals. Fortune, "PricewaterhouseCoopers," 16 Feb. 2018 Antibiotic patients had 11 fewer sick days on average than the surgery group. Lindsey Tanner, The Seattle Times, "Antibiotics for appendicitis? Surgery often not needed," 25 Sep. 2018 Its designer says the machine could revolutionize bartending by lowering operating costs and never needs a sick day or vacation. Fox News, "Gutfeld: The left is turning on the left," 15 Sep. 2018 Days missed due to sick time also increased from 2,026.65 days in 2016-17 to 2,051.09 sick days taken in 2017-18. Steve Schering,, "Report: OPRF teachers missed 5 percent more school days than previous year," 21 June 2018 Half-pay for sick days was an initiative to combat rampant absenteeism among state employees in the early 1980s. John O'connor, The Seattle Times, "APNewsBreak: Disgraced ex-Madigan aide to collect $130K," 26 June 2018

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First Known Use of sick day

1968, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of sick day

: a paid day in which an employee does not work because he or she is sick

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