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One thing to consider, is the workload planned for the period your co-worker has requested to be granted time off. If the work load is of such a nature that they would be unable to cope without her and the company doesn't approve of remote work, it would imply that they would need to hire a temporary replacement to cover for her for this period. This will ...


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What should be an appropriate way for her to proceed? Accept that HR has denied her request and move on. Attempting to fight the company's decision or complain about it whether through legal or non-legal means is not likely to end well for your coworker. If she values her job, she will leave it be or start looking for a new company to work for that has a ...


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Your friend should: Document the cases she knows of people who have had extended unpaid leave and what she knows of the circumstances around it. Having details written down helps make sure she is able to adequately make her case. Consult a lawyer with knowledge of the local laws and whether or not the company is legally required to handle her request ...


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Sabbaticals are usually granted based on seniority and length of tenure. Companies have an interest in having lower level positions with relatively shorter term employees constantly filled instead of having a dubious 6 month absence whereas for more senior positions, granting such absences is worth retaining the employee since their domain knowledge is ...


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