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Thank you for the information and your question. Unfortunately, there is no CT (or Florida or Federal law, for that matter) that requires an employer to pay out unused accrued sick leave or vacation leave upon separation of an employee. Some employers do have policies that require them to pay out unused accrued vacation leave upon separation, but that is a matter at the discretion of the employer or subject to contract. It would be highly unusual though for an employer to have a sick leave payment upon termination, as that is generally not something employers provide for in their contracts or policies.
Assuming the Company doesn't have a policy that requires them to pay, they might negotiate a severance agreement upon a RIF. If so, that is voluntary on their part as well, but you could try to negotiate more with your unused leave in mind. But that is merely something to try to negotiate and not a right.
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