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Boss wants me to give up a day of holiday to compensate for a sick day.

(31 Posts)
DaisyBug Tue 26-Mar-13 21:52:07

AIBU to refuse?

I have taken only ONE sick day the entire year that I have worked for her FFS when the UK average is apparently 10. Still she reckons this is too many and that I now 'owe' her a day.

I'd actually prefer to just not be paid for it but that wouldn't be right either.

Rainbowdrop8 Tue 26-Mar-13 22:50:20

I've had the same issue, I refused to use my annual leave so it was put through as unpaid leave.

Other 'option' offered was to make up the 8hrs sick by working an extra 4hrs for 2 days confused

greenfolder Wed 27-Mar-13 06:59:20

So really she is giving you the option of swapping a day of unpaid sick for annual leave? When was this day and have you already been paid for it? If you have I would argue that she has already sorted it by paying you, thank you and that by law she has to ensure that you take the statutory minimum holidays by law.

ChairmanWow Wed 27-Mar-13 08:14:45

Unfortunately it sounds like there is no entitlement to anything other than SSP after 3 days so she is within her rights. She sounds like a very shoddy employer. Many small employers buy in HR services and she should be doing this if she's not even capable of putting a decent contract together.

I'd suggest getting a copy of your contract and joining a union who can advise you, or going to ACAS or Citizens Advice to see what other elements are missing. Most unions give free legal advice/representation which might be the protection you need with such a dodgy employer.

WallyBantersJunkBox Wed 27-Mar-13 10:28:00

I would make a list of all the hours extra you have put in, and email it to her as proof that you have more than made up for the time off.

greenfolder Wed 27-Mar-13 10:34:57

lots of small and large employers do not offer sick pay- those that have it often forget that. its a bit rubbish but pretty much par for the course.

fascicle Wed 27-Mar-13 11:09:53

Yes, there is a contract but only a vague, crappy, amateur one written by her which skates over sick pay and just says that SSP is paid after 3 days...

So there's nothing in the contract to support her request/demand. I'd be a bit concerned about her overall approach, and whether it might cause bigger issues in the future.

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