I’m a trainee at a day care centre, and I’ve had a lot of time off sick due to the flu I caught from the kids.
Work has put a lot of pressure on me to come back to work when I haven’t fully recovered, making it hard to shake the flu. I went into work, after a few hours I felt sick and was throwing up. I got told if I was going to be sick I should have called in that morning and that they weren’t going to look for a cover and that I had to stay and finish the day.
I did, but I feel confused because I get in trouble for being away sick, but if I do what they want and come in sick I also get in trouble. They make snarky comments about how knowing my record I can’t just take one day off to get better and make me feel really bad about being sick even though I can’t control if I have influenza.
Are they allowed to treat me like this? My goal here is that I want to be treated with some type of respect towards my health because in general I don’t feel like I am treated as well because I’m not as old or have as much experience as everyone else.