Washington State Family Care Act

Washington's Family Care Act (FCA) (app.leg.wa.gov) allows an employee with available paid sick leave or other paid time off to use the employee’s choice of paid leave to care for a sick minor child with a routine illness, for a spouse, registered domestic partner, parent, parent-in-law or grandparent with a serious or emergency health condition or for a sick adult child who is incapable of self care because of  a physical or mental disability.

An employer may not discipline an employee for leave taken under this law.

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For questions or training opportunities on Washington's leave laws, contact L&I’s protected leave specialist at 360-902-4930.

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