A staff member asked to take leave for three weeks in 6 months time to visit his elderly mother in Australia. This was verbally approved and he bought his flights. The following week he saw a specialist about his knee and now needs 4 weeks off for surgery. this will use his sick leave for the full 3 year cycle at the beginning of the cycle, can we cancel his leave or can he take the leave and any further sick days in the cycle must be up paid leave. Thank you. N
The leave that has been requested to visit his grandma must be used as his annual leave, The operation to his knee is sick leave. You will therefore need to see how much remaining annual leave he has in order to authorise his request. Seeing that you have already verbally approved, i believe it is very unfair towards him as he has already purchased his flight tickets.
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