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  • spazz California

    I am employed as a school bus driver in a large district here in sacramento ca.I belong to a union,I work for the district and am not under private contract with a buisness.
    My question regards my husband who is 100% disabled and has a siezure disorder.I have been told that I could need a doctors note if I were to stay home and care for my husband on a bad day.I have over 200 hrs sick leave accumulated and have been employeed for the district for 20 yrs.I would like to know what my rights are
    Last edited by spazz; 09-14-2006, 07:39 AM. Reason: change title

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    You are allowed to take up to 50% of your annual accrued sick time (not 50% of the 200 hours) to take care of your husband. If the company's normal sick policy requires a doctor's note, then the company can require you to produce a doctor's note when you spend time taking care of your husband. Getting a doctor's note should not be difficult under the conditions that you describe.

    You should discuss the matter with your Union Steward in case your collective bargaining agreement somehow affects this too.

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