Ypsilanti, MI asked in Employment Discrimination for Michigan

Q: Can an employer give sick leave benefits to some full time employees and deny sick leave benefits to others?

My employer is now denying sick leave to those employees who have worked for the company for many years and accumulated sick leave. Anyone over 240 hours moving forward are no longer receiving sick leave. Only employees who have 240 or less hours can receive sick leave. I would like to know if employees have a right to receive sick leave regardless of the former administration sick leave policy?

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Michael Zamzow
Michael Zamzow
  • Employment Law Lawyer
  • Grand Rapids, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: It is far to difficult to answer a question like this with precision. Your employer can *possibly* deny sick benefits to some and not others, but *probably* not in the manner you're describing (but it isn't obvious to me what is actually happening). But, the remedy for breach in this case *could* be that employees quit and attempt to enforce the prior rules.

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