In other words, it is a SYMPTOM.Actually, Vertigo is a condition which needs further tests to reach a diagnosis.
You did not say that you felt light headed or dizzy and went to a clinic. You said you went to a clinic and they "diagnosed" you as being dizzy.
You SPECIFICALLY cited HFWA.Sick days are the right of every employee under the law. Go read your states laws on sick days before posting answers you have no knowledge about. Whether it's paid or unpaid is different from state to state but taking a sick day is a legal right as an employee! I'm shocked how many of y'all do know your own rights! Maybe that's why people are so quick to give up their rights these days! So sad!
You accrue 1 hour of paid sick leave per 30 hours worked, up to 48 hours a year. It's at the employer's discretion to "loan" you sick time pending you working long enough to accrue a whole work day. Assuming a 40 hour work week, how have you accrued 8 hours in under a month?
You deserve to be fired due to your horrible taste in shoes. And you won't get unemployment because you have not worked long enough.