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02 Aug 12 #346961 by JayneEyre
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Thanks Raybird

Sorry about your situation also, really not sure how the criteria is worked out at all to be honest.

One thing I am sure of is that it is not worked out fairly or logically :(

Just knew that this company was the wrong one for me to work for but had no other option at the time. Zero interest in the welfare of their staff

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02 Aug 12 #347037 by Bunnygirl
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Sorry to hear about your accident. Hope you have a speedy recovery.

Surely you must be eligible for statutory sick pay, although I appreciate it doesn''t go far in the provinces let alone in the capital.

I''m not sure what line of work you''re in - but would it be possible to do some work from home for your company? Sorry if that''s a daft thing to suggest - but they might be open to a little flexible working strategies in order to keep a good member of staff? Worth a try maybe?

Take care .B x

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02 Aug 12 #347039 by u6c00
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www.guardian.co.uk/money/2012/jun/21/sta...l-holiday-paid-leave

Not exactly your situation, but basically if you fall ill while on holiday, companies have to give you your holiday entitlement back. I''m pretty sure that they can''t force you to take holiday time.

I suspect what they''re saying is "we''re not a very nice company to work for and we don''t give you sick pay. You can get SSP but if you find that you can''t live off that, you could take your holiday entitlement to boost your income"

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02 Aug 12 #347045 by JayneEyre
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Thank you for your replies

They have suggested working from home but I need Broadband in order to do so which I have not got but have arranged to be put in at my expense in order to work from home.

Apparently the powers that be only want to pay for work from home pro-rata & also as they so thoughtfully & kindly put it if I hurt myself or make my injuries worse at home its not their problem.

Basically that is what they are saying U6 if you need the money take your holiday.

Not sure what is happening in this Country but employment conditions are getting worse & companies have got very little respect for their workforce these days.

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02 Aug 12 #347047 by u6c00
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I think the conservative government is going to make things a lot worse. They recently endorsed plans to scrap all unfair dismissal laws.

How dare the slaves think they have a right to a decent life?

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02 Aug 12 #347048 by Shoegirl
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Jayne

What do they mean by pay for working from home pro rata? I would question whether that it legitimate but I will need to know more to be certain.

If they give you work or allow you to do work that exacerbates your injuries, then no matter what they say, it is very much their problem as they would risk a claim. It may be counterproductive to your particular interest at this time to point this out.

To be fair, many employers would not treat people like this. I''ve made a living so far out of making sure this kind of thing is managed appropriately as you know ;)I know you will make your own decisions on future employment, but I do have some agency contacts that I can put you in touch with. Every little helps and all that.

Wishing you a speedy recovery.

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02 Aug 12 #347050 by JayneEyre
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u6c00 wrote:

I think the conservative government is going to make things a lot worse. They recently endorsed plans to scrap all unfair dismissal laws.

How dare the slaves think they have a right to a decent life?


Trouble so many things have been open to abuse I know of one case within my industry where a totally wrong decision was made due to clever manipulation of the facts.

Trouble is why do new laws always go so far that we throw the baby out with the bath water when they are changed :(

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