Time off work for pre op
namechanger00 · 30/10/2019 19:16
Hi Im having a pre op in a couple of weeks time and my manager is saying I can't have the day off as another member if staff is off that day. I have told him I can work another day that week or take holiday or unpaid but he is refusing.
Can he do this?
siriusblackthemischieviouscat · 30/10/2019 19:42
You need to look at your leave of absence policy and see what it says.
Do you really need a whole day off? I've had them before and its just like a normal hospital appointment.
namechanger00 · 30/10/2019 19:45
Yeah will need the whole day off as hospital is 2 1/2 hours away. Would be good if it was at my local hospital but op will be in this hospital so have to go there.
Lazypuppy · 31/10/2019 18:38
Presume you need to take it as annual leave so yes you boss can refuse the leave request. Can the hospital do it on a different day?
namechanger00 · 31/10/2019 19:22
No they only do pre ops on Thursdays which is my working day.
Mamasaurus82 · 31/10/2019 19:26
That sucks. You can't help needing an operation and they shouldn't be adding more stress to the situation. If you've been there a while I would have thought you'd be granted a day off...
Lazypuppy · 01/11/2019 07:25
Could you try and get an appointment for late afternoon then you could work the morning and just take a half day?
namechanger00 · 01/11/2019 19:37
I did ask if I could have a later appointment but they said no as I'm not just having the assessment im having a scan and nasoendoscopy too so need to be at the hospital in the morning.
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