So angry, is this even legal?

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 3
931 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@Deejayelle:  No, no and no. I recently went back to uni for my post grad but before this i was the manager of a pharmacy with 25 staff including pharmacists and a naturopath. If my staff were sick, they were sick and i had to pay their sick leave. (Unless of course if they were casual or had used up their sick leave). I also was not allowed to ask what their ailment was.

They were allowed to not produce a sick note for 2 days in a calendar year and still have their leave paid however. We did have rules however (for e.g. if your sick day joined with a public holiday you must show a sick note).

But they cant refuse to not pay sick leave because of staff shortages. That is the management’s problem not yours if they don’t have enough staff.

If you’re prepared to, you can file a complaint through Fair Work.

Post # 4
1362 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Turf Valley

@Deejayelle:  “The practitioner advised against taking it to HR as it will create waves and make trouble for myself”

That is the worst advice EVER.  So what he is basically saying is, “Don’t stick up for yoruself or you’ll be in trouble!  Just deal with it!” … Regardless of whether or not it’s legal and ethical.  I would absoLUTELY take it to HR. 

Post # 5
695 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

What your sup is telling you does not sound right to me.  Howvever, years ago I did work for Home Depot for more years than I like to admit.  It was all I could find at the time.  Anyway, the HR department ALWAYS and I mean ALWAYS had loop holes they could jump through where they would come out right and I was ALWAYS wrong.  Much of the time they would say things like its up to your sup or manager.  Really and HR issue?  I can’t speak for the company your with.  The best advise I wanted to give is to speak to HR and learn their system.  Really try to understand their policy and understand their loop holes you can jump through to make it work for what you need.  Thats what I had to do with home depot.  When push came to shove although I thought the HR policies were boardering very close on being illegal – the only thing that helped was me sinking my teeth into understanding the policy to get what I needed.

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