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We have separate sick leave and vacation time accruement in

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We have separate sick leave and vacation time accruement in our company. An employee here is upset that she can't use her sick time for her vacation. Am I right in saying no.
JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.
Customer: Washington State
JA: Has anything been filed or reported?
Customer: No.
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: No
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Brandon M. replied 8 months ago.

Good afternoon. May I safely assume that (1) you are a private employer, (2) you do not have any sort of written contractual employment agreement with or involving the employee, and (3) you do not have a company policy that allows the employee to use sick time for vacation?