Hello , I’m looking for some advice
my fiancé dale got diagnosed with Leukemia 21st September. He has daily doses of radiation , Monday to Friday. Friday he has a blood transfusion , leading him to often be very ill over the weekend as expected
i work full time as a manger at a leading supermarket. My HR manager gave me a weeks paid leave which is due to end today , with me returning to work tomorrow full time
i can’t claim carers , as I earn too much & I cannot go down to £123 a week. The rent for property alone is £400 PCM.
I essentially would like to take extended leave from work , but they cannot commit to this as I only have a certain amount of holidays left ( others previously been used and taken ). I earn a salary each month which we are currently living on as my partner does not get paid from his work place if he calls in sick
I would love some advice on what we can do , as this is starting to cause stress between us at a time when he needs me the most
am I entitled to anything ?
thank you !
My name is Polly and I am a Work Support Advisor on the Macmillan Support line, we advise cancer patients and their carers about their employment rights. I am sorry to hear that Dale has been diagnosed with leukaemia and that you have problems taking time off to care for him.
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