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OK i`ve been ill during my annual leave- can reclaim AL. . . WWYD

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Fakeblondie Fri 16-Mar-12 11:12:56

I`m not talking a sniffle btw. I have had emergency surgery and spent 3 days in hospital and a week or more in bed. This was how i spent my annual leave and our policy allows us to ring in sick on annual leave and reclaim if nec. I`ve always poo pooed people who do this because if myself or dc are ill when i`m off usually i think thank goodness i was off !
This time i`m wondering if i should avtually claim sickness not annual leave so i can have that week again next month but feel somehow like its taking advantage ?
Just out of interest wwyd ?

HettyKett Fri 16-Mar-12 11:14:40

I'd claim the leave, no quibbles.

Hope you're feeling better now!

ohdearwhatdoidonow Fri 16-Mar-12 11:14:52

Yes you can and should! BUT you have to have told your employer you were ill whilst on hols & follow the same absence procedure as if you had been in work!

iseenodust Fri 16-Mar-12 11:16:35

Depends on your contract of employment. You seem to think you can do so. If you can then why not?

Quite often you can get it back if you were ill before the booked holiday leave started. If you start being ill when already on annual leave then often hard luck.

headfairy Fri 16-Mar-12 11:17:25

for me... if it was an option with my current employer... I probably would because they haven't exactly bent over backwards to make my working life easier, so I feel that I should take all the benefits they offer. And I work in a huge organisation so my work is easily covered.

If it was a smaller company and I felt less of a cog in a giant wheel, then I probably wouldn't.

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