- HR Q? My boss sent me home sick I wanted to stay.
– if all his staff get tonselitus then your going to look mighty silly.
True, but if I don’t get paid at all for 1st three days, and then only minimal beyond that, that’s quite a big hit, and as far as I’m concerned, his fault for being a cheapskate; double edged sword. Don’t do sick pay to save money and abuse of the system, but risk increased cross-infection from staff sickness. It’s a dog-eat-dog world out there.
Forgot to mention I’m retail worker btw, nothing I can do from home.Posted 6 years ago
also – had you gone to the doctors on your annual leave and got a sick note then back at the start – you might have found you got your holidays back – check your contract.
every contract ive signed has had that clause in it – although that might be due to the nature of my work.Posted 6 years agosadmadalanSubscriber
His call. You need to get a note from the Doc saying that you are fit enough for work! You only need a doc note when you are sick for 7 consecutive days, otherwise you can self certify.
Just remember that he has a duty of care to you AND to all the other employees. Just because you feel well enough, does not mean that you are well enough to work.
(We used to have contractors who would come into work regardless of how sick they were because they could not afford to be sick. They needed to plan how to cope when they were going to be sick.)Posted 6 years ago
EDIT trail rat My contract is new (was verbal up until 8 months ago) and it’s so grey in it’s terminology it may as well have been written on a dishcloth, that kind of malarky probably hasn’t even been considered by any of us.
Guess I’ll MTFU then, and be on my GP’s doorstep at 8am tomorrow for an appointment to yay or nay it then.
binners I was hanging out for the 1.30 movie, otherwise I’ll just catch up on my ebayingPosted 6 years agoFuzzyWuzzySubscriber
Sounds more like strep throat to me than tonsillitis and you should get antibiotics for it so should be seeing your GP anyway.Posted 6 years ago
As for getting sent home – I’m with your boss on this, I friggin hate people that come into the office coughing and sneezing etc. only to spread it around.
Sorry, quick look at 2 pages of Google proved inconclusive.
My 1st day back after week annual leave entitlement today; got into work and told my boss I was recovering from Tonsilitis; I’m about 4 days into it. I was initially coming in to do a half day then would re-assess how I felt at lunchtime.
My illness is not official, not consulted the Dr. but I’ve had it enough times to know what to look for (torch down the throat, lots of white spots, feels like I’m swallowing swords). Combined with a hacking cough. (My wife has laryngitis at same time)
Boss said to go home straight away, I said I’d prefer to work and catch up a bit (having been away), then he got distracted by something.
He came and found me again 10 minutes later and ‘insisted’ I went home; He said it in a louder voice and stressed manner saying he couldn’t afford any of the other staff getting sick as its small company and my line manger is off long-term. I wasn’t in the mood for an argument (We have a stressed working relationship as it is), so I ducked out and agreed.
I really felt like he was proper insisting I went home, but if I am away more than 3 days he also said he’d want a doctors note.Posted 6 years ago
The only sick pay I get is Statutory which of course only kicks in on the 4th day hence why he then wants a doctors note.
In essence as far as I’m concerned if I don’t go to work, I don’t get paid.
Is my boss allowed to insist upon me going home when I’m Ill. Do I really need to go thru the hassle of seeing the doctor for either a confirmation of ability to work/ confirmation of illness. My GP says they don’t normally give them out for anything less than 7 days.jon1973Member
You’re willing to work, he sent you home. You are due pay until the doc certifies you not-fit for work. The boss is not medically qualified and can’t certify you sick.
So if you work at a checkout in a supermarket and you’re vomiting in to a paper bag every 20 mins, there is nothing the company can do?Posted 6 years agogsp1984Member
Out of respect for the other people at work you should just stay at home, i think your boss was correct in what he has done. You should still get sick pay though I would have thought. Can you not work remotely temporarily until you feel better?
I hate it when people come in to work with a raging flu or bad cold, and it sounds like you’ve already caught a spreadable bad cough which highlights the point… people come in ill then spread it around, end up giving it me and put my training back a couple of weeks, then there’s the risk of post viral fatigue. It’s better for everyone just to have a couple of days at home until your better.Posted 6 years ago
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