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It is not my fault that I am sick.

Leave to Care for Yourself and Others

The Barton Law Firm sues employers who deny employees leave for the birth of newborn baby, an adoption, taking in new foster child, caring for oneself or family member, responding to emergency involving an active duty family member, and for other family needs.

Here are legal citations and information you might find helpful:



29 U.S.C. 2601 et. seq. (Family and Medical Leave Act).


Washington State: 

RCW 49.12.270 (The Washington State Family Care Act);

WAC 296-130 (Family Care);

RCW 49.78 (Family Leave Act);

RCW 49.76 (Leave for Victims or Family Members of Domestic Violence);

RCW 49.77 (Leave for Spouses of Military Personnel);

RCW 49.12.460 (Leave for Emergency Services Personnel).


King County:


KCC 3.12.190-3.12.221 (Leave policy; county employees only).


Pierce County:


PCC 3.67 (Family and Medical Leave; county employees only);

PCC 3.68 (Sick Leave; county employees only);

PCC 3.76 (Leave of Absence with Pay; county employees only);

PCC 3.80 (Leave of Absence without Pay; county employees only);

PCC 3.81 (Military leave; county employees only).


Snohomish County:

SCC 3A.06.040-3A.06.080 (Leave policy; county employees only).


SMC 14.16 (Paid Sick and Safe Time Ordinance).

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