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Time off work for pre op
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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?

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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.

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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.

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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?

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namechanger00 · 31/10/2019 19:22

No they only do pre ops on Thursdays which is my working day.

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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... Flowers

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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?

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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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