Sick Days Not Meant For Family Care: Calif. High Court

Law360, New York (February 19, 2010, 3:48 PM EST) -- In a reversal, California's high court has determined that under state law, companies that allow employees to take paid time off when they are sick need not let them use paid sick leave to care for ill family members.

The Supreme Court of California on Thursday reversed an opinion from a state appeals court, which itself had overturned a 2006 summary judgment in favor of the defendant, the Pacific Bell Telephone Co.

The suit was filed in the Alameda County Superior Court in 2005 by two...
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