Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Mandatory Sick Leave in Philadelphia - You Cannot be Punished for Taking Time Off Due to Illness or Injury of You or a Family Member




Paid Sick Leave is Required for Philadelphia Workers

Here is a summary of Philadelphia's Promoting Healthy Families and Workplace Ordinance:

·       Ordinance covers all employees who work within city limits at least 40 hours a year (so if you work for company primarily in suburbs, but venture into Philly to work for a total of 40 hours a year or more, you are covered);

·       Employers with 10 or more employees must provide up to 5 days of paid sick leave per year (accruing at a rate of 1 hour per 40 hours worked);

·       Employers with less than 10 employees must provide up to 5 days of unpaid sick leave per year (accruing at the same rate);

·       You can take sick time for your own illness or injury, or that of certain family members;

·       Unused paid sick days do not roll over into the following year)(use it or lose it);

·       Accrued, unused unpaid sick time does roll over.

Philly's Sick Leave Ordinance is Cutting Edge
It is Illegal to Punish, Retaliate, Demote, Fail to Promote or Fire an Employee Who Takes Sick Leave in Philadelphia

The Ordinance makes it illegal to punish or retaliate against and employee who utilizes the Ordinance.  A civil lawsuit can be filed (so, if you feel you have been demoted or fired because you took sick days, you may want to seek counsel).

There are notice requirements, parameters for what constitutes “sick,” and who is a “family member,” etc., so if you have questions consult the Ordinance or contact counsel. 




Representing Pennsylvania Workers Since 1991
               Philadelphia Area Sick Leave Lawyer Representing Employees

John A. Gallagher is an employment lawyer who represents employees in Pennsylvania.  You can e-Mail John at jag@johnagallagher.com.

John typically represents workers who need an employment lawyer in Philadelphia County, Delaware County, Montgomery County, Bucks County, Chester County, Berks County and Lancaster County.

If you are looking for an sick leave attorney, and live in West ChesterPaoli, Exton, Phoenixville, Downingtown, Lansdale, Newtown Square, Nether Providence, Springfield, Aston, Broomall, Marple, Villanova, Lansdowne, Wayne, Blue Bell, Ardmore, Bryn Mawr, Media, Havertown, Haverford, Limerick, Oaks, Lower Merion, Springford or any of their surrounding towns, feel free to send me an e-mail or give me a call.  I am always glad to spend some time with people via a free telephone consultation.

Call 610-647-5027
Looking for a Lawyer Because You Have Been Fired or Demoted Because You Took Sick Time Off in Philadelphia?

Click Here if you have questions about any aspect of employment law, from wrongful termination, to wage and overtime claims, to discrimination and retaliation laws, to Family and Medical Leave

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