Questions tagged [sickness]

Questions related to personal illness and time off for such causes.

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How to notify employer about another sick leave after I already had one recently?

I work for a company that provides IT services to a corporation. About 6 months ago I had a surgery done. Following the surgery I was on a 2-month sick leave to heal up and rehabilitate. Now it turns ...
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Workers who take time off during final month

As a manager in IT I've noticed in the past that employees who have decided to leave for another job might take more sick leave or make greater use of a company's remote working policy during their ...
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Can a worker call out for a sick pet? [closed]

Very suddenly, my boyfriend found out yesterday that his cat most likely has cancer. She's about 10 years old, lost almost half her body weight in the last 1.5 weeks. The vet wants him to return to ...
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Am I wrong in letting an employee rest for a moment when they asked to leave?

I was in charge at my retail workplace for the day. The managers weren't available and I was placed in charge. I'm not too familiar with work rights but I understand a few. My coworker asked me if ...
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How to deal with colleagues scolding/taunting me for my sniffles, rhinitis, hay fever?

Those of you who are located in the Northern Hemisphere surely know that it's the season of airborne pollen, which in some people can cause serious allergic hay fever, rhinitis and asthma. I am one ...
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Does attending an appointment at a hospital count as sick leave for the purposes of a contract that pays for sick days? [closed]

I had a referral to the hospital for a specialist appointment, after being on a waiting list for some considerable time. The appointment was during the day, and so I took a day off work for it. My ...
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Promised sick pay but it's not arrived [closed]

A colleague of mine has been forced to take some time off due to illness. They've been signed off by the doctor, it was not appropriate to work (we're talking about a matter of weeks - not months or ...
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UK - calling in sick whilst on notice period [closed]

I am currently working my notice, and took a few days off sick (the entire office seems to be unwell). I've been informed that they will not pay me for those days, because I am on my notice period. ...
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Should you declare depression as a medical condition on a job application form?

A lot of job applications have a section saying 'Do you have any existing or prior medical condition that may affect your ability to do the job?'. This is often in reference to things like a back ...
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Is it ethical to implement a points system for unscheduled time off? [closed]

Recently my company implemented a points-accrual system for unscheduled time off- whether that's clocking in late, leaving early, or calling out. Any difference in scheduled hours vs hours worked that ...
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Ethics of providing a medical certificate for an alternate sickness

I was diagnosed with a non-terminal chronic illness sometime back. It got worse, and the medication provided me with a constant headache. I only found out that headache was a side-effect after a ...
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Can I tell my boss off on my last day and how should I handle this situation? [closed]

I work as a part time hostess. This is my first job ever (I'm 17) and at first one of my two managers was very nice to me but when I started to work there he became a complete jerk to me. I wasn't the ...
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Calling in sick confusion

I woke up this morning feeling awful and not able to go into work in fear of collapsing because of dizziness. I called in but the woman who told me to go in today wasnt in when I asked for her. The ...
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Germany: team member abuses sick days; what can I as team lead do about it? [duplicate]

I am a tech lead. I am not leading this guy, because he is in another project. But I take care of some frameworks, and I am a little on the top of his work. Anyways, the problem is this guy keeps ...
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Forced to take sick leave

This appears to be the opposite of the usual situation... Can my California employer require me to use accrued sick leave rather than work remotely while I am recuperating? I was working full-time ...
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Is pressure on working while on sick leave considered mobbing? [closed]

I work as consultant in multinational corporation even as I do the same work as regular employees. Recently I've got ill. Nonetheless, I worked with it for a month before going on sick leave but my ...
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Sick Leave usage [closed]

we are given X amount of hours of sick leave a year, but then they figure out how much sick leave on average we use per division, our division is up 40% from other divisions* which equates to around ...
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Is it acceptable to refuse to be somewhere because there is a sick person in the room?

I was in a course for 2 days, small room, 4 people, 1 was very sick (cold or flu, and not respecting good practices like coughing in elbow). I tried to take every precaution I know: wash hands ...
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Sharing details with clients why I'm going on a sick leave

I've a surgery coming up next week, and that will result in some projects being halted, as I will be on a sick leave for an unspecified amount of time (3 days to 2 weeks). When I tell clients about ...
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How to ask my manager about guidelines around taking sick leave during my notice period? [closed]

UPDATE: California, USA. This question specifically is about whether any company, in general, will consider a sick leave taken by an employee to care for his/her spouse qualifies as sick leave, even ...
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Should I tell my manager about the reasons for above average sick days?

I'm working as an apprentice for a software company based in germany. I am working full time. For about a year now, I've got some kind of recurring medical condition that renders me unable to work ...
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How to discuss sick leave with prospective employers during job hunt? [closed]

I am currently on medical sick leave due to anxiety related to my job. Additionally, I am searching for new jobs and have a couple conversations about this. My question is: how can I explain to a ...
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Sickness note from doctor after i already got my monthly salary

I have this stupid situation to which I don't know how to act accordingly. Last week i was on sick leave for 3 days and I forgot to bring in my sick note from doctor. Today i got paid my monthly ...
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Work/Life Balance, work is suffering because of the “life” part [closed]

I'm looking for some answers about work/life balance. My job isn't exactly that stressful, but I'm not being a very good employee because of the worry about my home life and I don't know what quite to ...
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How do I handle a bladder infection and my job? [duplicate]

I hope the title makes sense. I'm young and on my first job and just encountered a very uncomfortable situation I don't know how to react to. There's more threads on how to handle illness at work ...
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What should I give as the reasons for leaving my last job? I was fired while on sick leave, so been confused since [closed]

I have only had one proper job, it was full time shift work at a factory. I was a temporary worker there and I declared dyslexia and Meares-Irlen syndrome (MIS) ahead of them even recieving my ...
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how to mix up and be friendly with colleagues? [closed]

My apologies if this question looks weird but I really need help. My issue is I feel it hard to mix up with others in office; and not only in office in general I will say. I like to be involved with ...
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Feeling sick before phone interview

I have a phone interview in less than 24 hours. I have been feeling increasingly unwell. It has affected my ability to prepare but expect to be able to at least physically have a 30 minute phone call. ...
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Job told me I had to make up the hours I was sick

I called in sick to work on the Friday of last week so I missed 8 hours of work! My employer then informed me on the Monday when I had returned that he had already submitted payroll for the month on ...
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Coworker Frequently Absent due to Medical Reasons, can they be fired? [closed]

As stated in the title, one of my coworkers is rarely in the office due to medical reasons. They do sometimes log on from home if they're feeling up to it, but their actual time spent in the office ...
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Mentioning academic concession when sending transcripts

I am applying for co-op jobs through my school. Some require me to send a transcript. Last semester I missed a lot of school due to illness and did poorly, which I'm worried will negatively impact my ...
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Resigning after leave [closed]

I have worked for my employer for the last 4 months, however I am ready to resign. The problem is that over the past 4 months I have had quite a number of days off due to an illness I contracted ...
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Can I join without release letter as I was sick to serve notice period?

I resigned from my job recently after working for 3 years, prior to that I worked for nearly 3 years but in that span I worked for 4 companies. In this company I had to resign due to my bad health ...
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Commanding respect as the manager after an unfortunate, and embarrassing, incident at work

I manage about 10 people in my mid-level position at a large institution (happens to an non-academic administrative position at a public university in the US, if that's relevant). I think I am ...
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Employee continuously has an intense coughing fit. Unofficial solutions?

An employee where I work has a very intense cough. Every 10-30 minutes this person -- whom sits a few rows away in a large floor filled with cubes -- has a coughing fit which lasts less than a minute ...
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Do employers/coworkers prefer if their employees go to work while ill? [closed]

Let's say hypothetical office employee Alice has come down with the common cold. She feels terrible, but not so terrible that she can't work. Her productivity might be half of what it usually is, but ...
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Can I complain to HR about gender bias? [closed]

I am a female employee. A few weeks ago, I got sick with common cold and cough. I used up all my sick days, but did not get better. I worked from home since my constant coughing, sneezing and blowing ...
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Can they deny me a Leave of absence for surgery? [closed]

I work in Texas, USA, as a salaried manager. I recently had back surgery and had no issues at work. 5 months later, I need neck surgery (non work related.) My employer is stating they will not grant ...
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What kind of verification can be done for someone out “Sick” - Is there a way to confirm they aren't working somewhere else? [closed]

What kind of verification can be done for someone out "sick." Is there a way to confirm they aren't working somewhere else? I have an employee who has used up all of their sick/vacation leave. Then ...
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Questioning Employer's tactic to collect a debt equaling value of unearned personal time off [closed]

The certified letter states, "this is a legal attempt to collect a debt" I hadn't known of. My employer advances the full amount of Vacation, sick and personal time at the beginning of each year, ...
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Confused about my boss's behavior [closed]

I was struck with a serious illness and had to stay home for several days so I began to call my boss each day to inform him of my status. He told me it wasn't necessary to call him "every single day" ...
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Colleague has the flu, sniffles and coughs, annoying me [duplicate]

My colleague sitting next to me is sick, he is coughing, sneezing, doing the sniffles and it is starting to drive me a bit mad hearing him cough and sneeze every 2 seconds when I am trying to ...
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Should I stay away from the office with a non-contagious affliction?

I've been dealing with a bout of laryngitis all weekend on top of allergies, which resulted in me staying home sick today. I expect the allergies will clear up soon, but I don't know how long it will ...
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Is a UK employer allowed to force you into taking mandatory sick time off? [closed]

If you sustain an injury which limits your mobility can a UK employer force you to take time off and claim statutory sick pay? In this situation the employee: Has been working while injured but ...
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My seasonal illness makes it hard for me to work autonomously and learn new/difficult concepts, generally reducing my performance

I am typically a top performer and a hard worker, but my seasonal hay fever is making life (work) hell. Besides sniffling, which irritates some of my colleagues, I often get drowsy from medication ...
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How do I handle the consequences of a medical treatment with weekly visits and what are the risks? [closed]

I'm about to start my first job, and I know I'll have to start a medical treatment that requires weekly visits at first. I don't know yet when I'll start, how long "at first" means or if I can work on ...
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How to end my sick note? [closed]

I am just a trainee at a company currently on probation period. I am sick today and this is the short email I have written. Dear Sir, Due to suffering from cold and fever, I won't be able to ...
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How do I check whether my job pays out unused PST?

I get paid by the hour. I leave in two weeks, and have around 3+ days of paid sick time accumulated. I want to use this, of course, but I also don't want to leave my employer hanging without someone ...
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Leave of absense from work

I have had a medical condition for almost year. It has gotten worse with me having seizures. My company put me on a leave of absence and says I cannot go back till I am safe to work. The leave of ...
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PTO - sick time vs personal time [closed]

I am a nurse in a large hospital. We are given non-specific PTO (paid time off). My boss has been calling people after they have called in sick questioning if they are truly sick. She is make ...