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Unused Sick Leave at Termination -- Is It Payable? - The Maryland Guide to Wage Payment and Employment Standards

 

Because sick leave is generally meant to be used in the case of sickness or for medical attention, its use is limited to those situations. Sick leave is therefore a contingency against illness, and cannot be claimed at termination in the same manner as unused vacation leave, unless expressly allowed in a contract or an employer's policy.