A US company in Utah provides sick time (not required by law).

A lower management officer tells an employee that they cannot call in sick on any Wednesday.

Is this the discretion of the Manager or is it in a legal grey area?

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    It sounds to me like an internal matter of company policy, since the sick leave is not mandated by law. If the manager is not following company policy, the remedy would lie with the manager's manager or with the human resources department. In other words, it's the manager's discretion if company policy says so ... unless the sick leave is specified in the terms of a contact of employment. But see en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Family_and_Medical_Leave_Act_of_1993: for certain reasons they have to give you leave, but it doesn't have to be paid.
    – phoog
    Aug 22, 2022 at 20:36
  • It is not completely clear what you are asking. Are they insisting the employee come in when sick, or refusing to pay them if they cannot?
    – User65535
    Aug 22, 2022 at 22:44
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    They are insisting that the employee work when sick. The position is telecommuting, so there is no danger to the fellow employees.
    – NathanC
    Aug 22, 2022 at 23:45


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