sick leave

leave from duty, work, or the like, granted because of illness.

1830–40 Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
sick leave
leave of absence from work through illness

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Medical Dictionary

sick leave n.
Paid absence from work allowed an employee because of sickness.

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Example sentences
Employer limits on sick leave reinforced this perception.
Research suggests that working hours, sick leave and job security are cushier
  in the public sector.
Since the government picks up the sick-pay tab, some employers put workers on
  sick leave during seasonal drops in demand.
Other benefits include holiday, annual and sick leave, and university rank and
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