Wednesday, February 9, 2011

From October: Philadelphia councilmen want to mandate sick leave

Not sure how we missed this back in October, but wanted to bring it to your attention now!
A bill, proposed by City Councilmen Darrell Clark and William Greenlee, would guarantee paid sick time for private-sector workers in the city. Dr. James Plumb says people who don't have sick time avoid treatment until symptoms become serious.

"I have patients who have experienced chest pain and or severe headaches who put off treatment for a few weeks for fear of taking off work only to find out they have severe hypertension," said Plumb. "I have mothers whose child is sent to day care with diarrhea only to infect other children and day-care workers."
To read the full article by Tom MacDonald, visit WHYY's website!

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