Sick Leave Complaint

You can file a complaint against an employer who:

  • Does not give you sick leave, whether paid or unpaid, if you are covered by the law
  • Does not give you the legally required notice of your right to sick leave
  • Punishes you for using sick leave

The Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) will mail you a complaint form to complete and return to DCA at:

Department of Consumer Affairs
42 Broadway
New York, NY 10004

You can also download the complaint form online at to submit to DCA.

DCA will conduct an investigation and try to settle your complaint. DCA will keep your identity confidential unless disclosure is necessary to conduct the investigation, settle the complaint, or is required by law.