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To think a baby in hospital is an exception to the rules

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OnlyFoolsnMothers Mon 25-Feb-19 15:34:24

Thursday night my DD 18months had a seizure, no idea what was happening at the time. It was horrific, fortunately she is ok now (being referred for tests), but we were kept in hospital overnight and much of Friday whilst they ran tests.
Work have informed me I need take this as annual leave. Would your work follow the same line?

Gatehouse77 Mon 25-Feb-19 15:35:52

DH's definitely wouldn't. But it's a small company where everyone knows each other. Not sure what a larger corporation would do.

Gatehouse77 Mon 25-Feb-19 15:36:08

And fingers crossed for the tests!

Alsohuman Mon 25-Feb-19 15:36:49

You’d probably get compassionate leave in the public sector. I imagine a lot of private companies would make you take it as holiday.

peachgreen Mon 25-Feb-19 15:36:52

They'd probably give me the option of taking it as annual leave or unpaid carer's leave, I think.

MyDcAreMarvel Mon 25-Feb-19 15:37:58

Dh definitely be compassionate he works for the civil service.

Littlebelina Mon 25-Feb-19 15:38:10

Legally you can take off emergency leave for dependants but your employer doesn't have to pay you (mine would though within reason)

Twickerhun Mon 25-Feb-19 15:38:43

Quite possibly. When my DC nearly died in hospital I had to take a mixture of compassionate leave and annual leave. I was kindly told if I took compassionate leave when they were sick I couldn’t use it again if they died.

needsleepzzz Mon 25-Feb-19 15:39:24

No way, i would be allowed it as family leave, of which we get 5 days paid

Northernsights Mon 25-Feb-19 15:39:26

Mine would. Ds was in hospital for several weeks when he was 2. I had to use annual leave / make-up all the time. I work in charitable sector

Littlebelina Mon 25-Feb-19 15:40:04

www.gov.uk/time-off-for-dependants

Yura Mon 25-Feb-19 15:40:04

No way. big multinational here, they are quite generous

OnlyFoolsnMothers Mon 25-Feb-19 15:40:23

I was kindly told if I took compassionate leave when they were sick I couldn’t use it again if they die that’s vile!

needsleepzzz Mon 25-Feb-19 15:41:15

That is only applicable if the child is hospitalised. General illness you can work from home at manager discretion or take holiday

greendale17 Mon 25-Feb-19 15:41:21

No, my work would allow it and not log it as anything.

OnlyFoolsnMothers Mon 25-Feb-19 15:42:10

Work in a small office -10 people in the London office- corporate finance company! Checking my contract now on time off for dependants

justmyview Mon 25-Feb-19 15:43:06

I was kindly told if I took compassionate leave when they were sick I couldn’t use it again if they died shock

spreadingchestnuttree Mon 25-Feb-19 15:43:07

I'd have to take it as annual leave or unpaid leave. (Small, friendly, private company.)

Onefliesoverthecuckoosnest Mon 25-Feb-19 15:43:36

My14 month old DS spent 4 weeks in hospital, 300 miles from home and that was my AL for the year gone; it was either that or unpaid leave.

MondeoFan Mon 25-Feb-19 15:44:34

No mine wouldn't they would understand completely as we just get agency staff to cover when this type of thing happens, I probably wouldn't get paid for it though but they wouldn't expect me to take it out of my annual holiday.

SoyDora Mon 25-Feb-19 15:44:46

Anywhere I’ve worked (mainly large multinationals) would just let me take it and not log it as anything.

TFBundy Mon 25-Feb-19 15:45:17

I would expect to take it as AL or UL tbh.

Megan2018 Mon 25-Feb-19 15:45:37

We would allow it as contingency leave.
if it was longer than a couple of days then unpaid/annual - but up to 3 days would be allowed without issue.
They will generally allow up to 10 days in a rolling 12 months to deal with emergencies.

CandyPuff Mon 25-Feb-19 15:45:54

Would be compassionate leave for me

Comefromaway Mon 25-Feb-19 15:46:44

It would be unpaid compassionate leave or paid annual leave.

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