Work & Family Policy Database
Paid Sick Leave
State: District of Columbia
Subject: Paid Sick Days, Job-Protected Leave, Domestic Violence
Statute/Code Cite: D.C. Code Secs. 32-131.02. et seq.
Summary: Most workers in the District are entitled to earn paid sick leave that may be used for their own medical care or for the care of a child or other family member. The leave may also be used to obtain assistance related to domestic violence or sexual assault.
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