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NSW Denied Leave by Employer - Is That Fair Under Employment Law?

Discussion in 'Employment Law Forum' started by menzies50, 15 September 2016.

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  1. menzies50

    menzies50 Member

    15 September 2016
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    I am currently in my HSC year and I told my manager/boss over 6 months ago that on two sperate occasions, I will not be able to come to work for study reasons as I have an exam early the next morning (I work late on Thursday nights, only for three hours and my exams are both on the Friday morning). She has denied me to take those two shifts off because "she does not have anyone else to work in place of me then".

    As she has know for quite some time and there are 35 other employees that could easily replace me on those particular shifts, is that fair under employment law?
  2. Iamthelaw

    Iamthelaw Well-Known Member

    13 September 2016
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    Is it fair? No, doesn't sound fair.

    Is it legal? No, I assume that you have annual leave left?

    If your manager persists I would make a call to Fair Work Australia.

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