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Is it unlawful for an employer to interfere with earned sick time rights?

Yes, it is unlawful for any employer to interfere with, restrain, or deny the exercise of, or the attempt to exercise, any right provided, including, but not limited to, by using the taking of earned sick time as a negative factor in any employment action such as evaluation, promotion, disciplinary action or termination, or otherwise subjecting an employee to discipline for the use of earned sick time. It is also unlawful for any employer to take any adverse action against an employee because the employee opposes practices which the employee believes to be in violation of the law, or because the employee supports the exercise of rights of another employee under the law.

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