True or False: Nearly half of all private sector workers dont have a single paid sick day. A: True. Believe it or not, the U.S. doesnt have any laws that require the private sector to provide paid sick days. The result–too many Americans are forced to go to work sick, to choose between taking care of a sick child or losing a days pay, or even end up losing their jobs when illness strikes. Thats why over 140 other countries have this law.