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Child ill - away from work

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crouchingtigeress Thu 10-Feb-05 23:27:46

I have been away for 3 weeks due to the above.

I work in local govt. does anyone know the procedures for this absence.

I don't know when he will improve, so don't know when i will be going back.

Is my job in jeopardy?
Has anyone exp'd this?

Blu Thu 10-Feb-05 23:46:16

CTigress - I have no idea- but just wanted to say really sorry about your poor llittle one, this sounds v difficult for you.
have you spoken to the HR people formally about this, or just let it wander on? It might be good to talk to them.
Bump this up tomorrow - there are some HR / persnonnel folk on MN.
And perhaps put a link to it it under 'employment issues'.

ScummyMummy Thu 10-Feb-05 23:53:20

Sorry to hear about this, crouchingtigeress- must be a v worrying time. Depending on how old your son is you may well be entitled to parental leave. Have a look here for more details. Is your line manager supportive? Maybe ringing her/him for a chat would help clarify matters but obviously that's definitely not worth doing if it'll stress you out even further. It sounds like you've got enough on your plate for the moment. Hope the boy feels loads better asap.

crouchingtigeress Fri 11-Feb-05 00:05:38

Thanks for your concern ladies.
Reading my message back it sounds slightly more serious that it is. He has diarrhea, so it will clear up- but it's just a matter of when.

Thanks for the advice I'm sure my line manager thinks I'm lying to avoid coming in - I will contact HR tmrrw.

Yeshi Sat 05-Mar-05 12:53:46

I hope you have spoken to a doctor about your son's diarrhea as prolonged diarrhea can mean dehydration and can be quite serious.

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