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Manager that is mad because I won't work during sick leave

French here those sick leaves aren't ones I take myself, they are prescribed by a doctor In France the concept of "sick leave I take myself" does not exist. You either have a sick leave ...
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Manager that is mad because I won't work during sick leave

Simple, tell them if you feel good enough you will work on the project and never do, unless your doctor says you could work remotely. If they ask what is happening, tell them, after you return, you ...
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Manager that is mad because I won't work during sick leave

Fellow French here. Just wanted to add country-specific information to the other good answers given so far. Sick leaves are called "leaves" for a reason. You are not supposed to work during ...
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Manager that is mad because I won't work during sick leave

The likelihood is that your manager, despite being the "designated HR" actually doesn't have an HR background and doesn't know employment law. Start by sending him, in writing, the law you ...
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Manager that is mad because I won't work during sick leave

Unfortunately, you don't have very many "non-nuclear" options here as your manager is also the closest thing your employer has to HR. If you actually want anything to change, you can gently ...
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Strategy of interaction with the employer when applying for a job in a foreign company

The key here is that you first need to understand the immigration/visa/sponsoring process that's applicable to your current citizenship and the desired country of employment. These tend to be ...
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Revengeful employer as a reference for a new job

I've been in this situation with previous employment. My advice would be: ask HR for a reference explicitly. If the company you currently work for is small/doesn't have a HR department, ask the ...
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Revengeful employer as a reference for a new job

Ask your new job for an alternate reference you can use. Explain that since you haven't announced your departure yet, you are unable to provide a reference from your current job. If you have some ...
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Revengeful employer as a reference for a new job

Never ask somebody to marry you if you don't already know the answer. Or in this situation, never ask somebody for a recommendation if you don't know they're going to be supportive/effusive. I know it'...
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What should I do when my supervisor is being disrespectful and too harsh

You have a couple of options. Does the company have a Human Resource department? If so, speak to them about it. I would document all of your negative interactions with your manager (who was present, ...
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