Partners as carers and entitlement to time off.

@RieRie (822)
January 24, 2009 8:51am CST
I broke my leg recently and my partner is my primary carer because other family members have health problems, so I can't be left with them permanently.He is still working, but has asked not to have night shifts, just days, as someone can be with me for a few hours. He checked his rota for next week and they had given him night shifts again, when he said he couldn't do it, they seemed to think I'd be better (next week I'll have been out of hospital for 2 weeks and I am still in a long heavy cast.) The way they are treating him makes me think they either don't believe I have broken my leg or that they think it's as easy as mending a small cut. They have asked him to tell them every Monday if he can do nights again because they don't want him "taking the p***" Does anyone know any help he could get or if he would be entitled to any compassionate leave?
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@dorypanda (1584)
25 Jan 09
http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Parents/Moneyandworkentitlements/WorkAndFamilies/DG_10026555 I found that site, I hope it helps. :)
@dorypanda (1584)
25 Jan 09
Yes, as he is your carer he IS entitled to UNPAID leave.
@RieRie (822)
25 Jan 09
Thankyou, that was very helpful, now we know if they give him night shifts and he doesn't go, they can't do anything about it, because he's already given them a reason why he can't.I think he's been quite reasonable with them, but they can't be bothered to get extra staff.
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@dorypanda (1584)
25 Jan 09
Well, that's their problem, not his. It's up to the company to provide cover for any event such as this, I should know!