Can an employer reduce sick time balance due to inaccurate reporting by a supervisor?

I have worked at the same company for 10 years. We accrue 10 sick days per year. It was my supervisor’s responsibility to report sick time to H.R. on a monthly basis for the first 9 years of my employment, at which time it became my responsibility. During the first 9 years, my supervisor neglected to report sick time used, leaving me with a large balance of unused sick time. At present, I am about to take paternity leave and my supervisor has just reported my sick time for the past 9 years, and H.R. has accepted this report, which has decimated my balance. Is this legal? What is my recourse?

Asked on March 2, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, Connecticut


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