Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 April 2018
With that new attendance policy, I hope I don't have a bad tummy-ache
on the 28th or 29th of June. I could be held out of work until well
after the 4th of July.
I wonder, if I'm willing and able and available to work, but the
company is not letting me return to work for a few days (or weeks?)
while they review my medical records, does that make me entitled to
collect pay during the period they're keeping me out? Under the
circumstances, it would seem reasonable that they make me whole during
the period that I'm willing and able and available to work, but they
won't let me work. If that's the case, I've got no complaints.
If they want to keep me out of work without pay while they sort it out,
then this is a VERY SERIOUS attempt to INTIMIDATE employees into NOT
seeking medical attention when it's needed. eg, if someone has
chest-pains but refuses medical attention because they don't want to
miss a few days/weeks of work, that could turn into a preventable
FATALITY that's CAUSED by bad company policy. Safety first, eh?
Not to mention, of course, that it could be used to intimidate
employees into not seeking medical treatment after an injury, whether
on or off the job. But yeah, safety first ;)