Tualatin, OR asked in Employment Law for Oregon

Q: In Oregon, is calling out sick protected even if it is not FMLA?

I called in sick unconsecutively to care for my ill child, 4 times in a 3 month period. I have been employed for over 5 years with them. I am being placed on probation due to my attendance. My employer is private and has over 350 employees.

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Mr. Michael O. Stevens
Mr. Michael O. Stevens
  • Hillsboro, OR
  • Licensed in Oregon

A: It can be proteceted under Oregon's Sick Leave law, which covers care for a sick child. However, whether they violated the law depends on if you still had sick leave available and if you followed their reporting rules.

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