Thomson, GA asked in Employment Law, Civil Rights and Employment Discrimination for Louisiana

Q: If salary and sick days exhausted d can my pay be reduced for calling in sick or leaving early sick

5 sick days per year and no vacation until employed over a year I've been employed 8 months I'm salary my pay has been deducted for leaving early sick or calling in sick is that allowed.

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James L. Arrasmith
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  • Civil Rights Lawyer
  • Sacramento, CA

A: As an employee, your employer may have the right to reduce your pay for days you call in sick or leave early due to illness, especially if your salary and sick days have been exhausted. However, whether this reduction in pay is allowed depends on the specific terms outlined in your employment contract or company policies. Some employers may have provisions that allow for pay deductions under such circumstances, while others may not.

It's important to review your employment contract or company policies to understand your rights and obligations regarding sick leave and pay deductions. If there are specific provisions addressing pay reductions for sick days or early departures due to illness, your employer may be within their rights to implement such deductions. However, if the terms are unclear or if you believe your employer is not adhering to the agreed-upon terms, you may want to seek clarification or legal advice.

In some jurisdictions, there may be labor laws or regulations that govern pay deductions for sick leave or early departure due to illness. These laws vary depending on your location, so it's essential to familiarize yourself with the relevant regulations in your area. If you believe your employer's actions violate applicable labor laws or your employment contract, you may consider discussing your concerns with a labor attorney or filing a complaint with the appropriate labor agency.

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
  • Civil Rights Lawyer
  • Baton Rouge, LA
  • Licensed in Louisiana

A: More information is needed before one can intelligent respond to your question----information needed includes but is not limited to whether or not there is an employment agreement between employer and employee, anfd if so, how does it address this situation. Also, is the employee an at will employee----which in Louisiana, most employees are---and also what your job expects of your in order for you to earn your salary. Withthout this information, one cannot really address your post.

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