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Published on Friday, November 22, 2019

City of San Antonio Statement Regarding Sick and Safe Leave Ruling

CONTACT: Jeff Coyle, 210-207-7910
jeff.coyle@sanantonio.gov
Laura Mayes, 210-207-1337
laura.mayes@sanantonio.gov



SAN ANTONIO (November 22, 2019) – Today, Judge Peter Sakai of the 225th District Court ruled that the City of San Antonio’s Sick and Safe Leave Ordinance will not go into effect on December 1, pending a full trial on its merits in District Court.



“The City would like to thank the Paid Sick Leave Commission for their thoughtful work and consideration in crafting this ordinance, which will afford working families the opportunity to accrue Sick and Safe Leave so they can seek medical help, safety from harm and tend to ill family members," said City Manager Erik Walsh.



“We respectfully disagree with the Court’s decision to enjoin the ordinance. We will evaluate our legal options going forward, including appealing this decision to the Fourth Court of Appeals,” said City Attorney Andy Segovia.



The City Council will be briefed on appeal options in the near future.

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