Portland, OR asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Oregon

Q: I asked for sick pay because my made me come to work or I was fired and he would keep my last check. I lost my voice

I was visibly sick , I lost my voice. I cook at a hibachi grill , I couldn't communicate with my customers and I had to work the entire shift. I had to try and yell and my voice was completely gone the next day so I said no when he tried to force me to work. I went to work still sick the next day, while I was cooking tables my kitchen help got drunk with the sushi chefs. I mean really drunk , I had to close by myself , I complained to my boss and I was told to take a couple of days off. I told him I already worked sick and that him making me take two days off was illegal. He said because you don't feel good. I asked for sick pay and he said no , I said isn't it a law he said no. I took a screenshot of the law an sent it to him. 2 hours later he said he was paying all of us for three years of back sick pay. He didn't pay all employees this money . He didn't pay me for the days I asked for . Should he pay liquidated damages for paying us late ? He does his payroll , online payroll co.

1 Lawyer Answer

Mr. Michael O. Stevens

Answered
  • Employment Law Lawyer
  • Hillsboro, OR
  • Licensed in Oregon

A: I don't believe there are liquidated damages for sick pay violations.

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