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Posted by: Patti | 2008/08/09

WENT FOR CANCER OPP - DID NOT GET PAID

I have been with a large company now for 4 months. It was discovered that I have cancer, and had to go for immediate surgery. I was not paid for the time I was off work. (3 weeks). Are they allowed to do that? This was not a opp that could wait. It was very serious. I did sign a contract, but nothing about a life threatening opperation was mentioned. Your help will be appreciated.
Thank you so much

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The company is entitled to do what they did despite the fact that it doesnt soubd fair

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Posted by: anon | 2008/08/11


Yes they are - for sick leave you are entitled to 10 days every year OR 30 days in every 3 year cycle

In your first 6 months of employment it is calculated as one day sick leave for every 26 days worked - therefore they should have paid you for 3.5 days sick leave (that is if you havent taken any other sick leave during these 4 months)

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