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Unfortunately, they can do this eventhough it is quite unfair. An employer is not required to grant its employees sick time, but can do this as part of policy or agreement with the employees. If this is a policy, the employer can change the policy at any time with no input from the employees, regrettably. If there is a written agreement, then the employer can only change the terms of the agreement including the accumulation of sick time with the consent of the other parties to the agreement, with the consent of the employees or the employees’ representatives.
Regrettably, benefits chart does not constitute a written agreement.