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Yes. Once paid time off is made available for an employee's use, any unused balance must be paid to the employee upon separation from employment. Unused sick leave does not have to be paid as long as it is kept in a separate balance from vacation.
Have you been discriminated against by a potential or current employer -- as a job applicant or current employee? To best protect your legal rights you should discuss your situation with an employment lawyer. Meet with a local employment for employees attorney sooner rather than later to protect your rights.