I haven't used even half of my sick leave allowance for the year. My manager knew I wasn't sick and had some commitments for that particular day (a Tuesday not falling after or behind a public holiday). After I handed a sick leave form, my manager asked me to change the entry to be an annual leave because I wasn't sick. We have 10 sick leave days in a year here in Australia as far as I know and it's my legal right to take it.
A bit more than a year ago they had a written general warning for all employees indicating not to take all of their 10 sick leaves and started a tracking policy over every employee. When they take 10 sick leave days that started to be mentioned during performance reviews.
Can you guys please enlighten me what are my rights on this? Should I bite the bullet and sign an annual leave form for that day?