A HEADS UP ON USING YOUR SICK DAYS

  • You MUST notify your manager/supervisior as early as is humanly possible when you are sick. Call them, send a text message or an email, simply stating that you need to liquidate a sick day. And that's it. That's all you should say.
  • It is against federal law (not union or company policy, but the laws of the United States of America) for your manager to ask you what's wrong with you or any other details about your health. It is in your best interest not to provide any information about your illness because once you open the door, they can ask you other questions.
  • Also, unless you're out for surgery or an extensive illness, you need to contact your manager everyday that you are ill.
  • Whether or not you are required to provide a note from a doctor depends upon the policies within your department.

 


March 2016