I work for a popular grocery store in the deli department to be specific.
Today I came to work feeling okay until 2 hours into my shift. I started feeling sick. So I waited for my Deli Manager to come in. When she arrived I asked to go home. She told me she doesn't have anyone to come in and cover my shift. I went above her to ask the store director. She said the same thing and had me wait until the next person to come in.
I literally suffered in pain and cried. They had me work in the back so that customers wouldn't see me in tears. Once a person came in after 5 hours into my shift, I clocked out and went to a clinic and got diagnosed with an illness.
I left work feeling like it didn't matter to anyone how I was feeling. Nobody would listen to reason.
What can I do if my boss won't let me go home when I don't feel too well so that I don't create conflict between my employer and myself?