Rebecca from Foster City writes,” My daughter is in need of a surgery and I would like to take time off to spend with her while she is in the hospital and while she recovers at home, but my boss said that I don’t have enough sick time in the books to take any more time off. Am I entitled to take the time off?”
Rebecca, I am sorry to hear that your daughter is sick. My thoughts are with you and your family. To start with, you should be aware that there are many types of leave laws in California, and sometimes they can be confusing. At times, company human resource representatives are not fully aware of the employee’s rights to take leave and the requirements and obligations of the employer to allow it., so it is important for each employee to understand their rights.