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English definition of “sick leave”

sick leave

noun [U]
 
 
HR, WORKPLACE
a period of time that a worker is allowed to be away from work because they are ill: on sick leave Emmens has been out on sick leave for the past three weeks. Do employees receive paid sick leave? Mrs Lawrence resigned after taking sick leave for depression and stress.
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