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Meaning of “sick leave” in the English Dictionary

"sick leave" in British English

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sick leavenoun [U]

uk   us  
time away from ​work because of ​illness: Mark is not in the ​office today. He ​broke his ​legyesterday, so he's on/he's takensickleave.
(Definition of sick leave from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"sick leave" in American English

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sick leavenoun [U]

 /ˈsɪk ˌliv/
permittedabsence from ​work because of ​illness
(Definition of sick leave from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"sick leave" in Business English

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sick leavenoun [U]

uk   us   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 ​sickleave for the past three weeks. Do ​employees receive paidsickleave? Mrs Lawrence ​resigned after taking ​sickleave for ​depression and ​stress.
(Definition of sick leave from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “sick leave”
in Chinese (Simplified) 病假…
in Turkish hastalık izni, rapor…
in Russian отпуск по болезни, больничный лист…
in Chinese (Traditional) 病假…
in Polish zwolnienie…
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