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Manager wants to see my appointment letter

Discussion in 'Jobs and Employment' started by rhiannab13, May 4, 2017.

  1. Fearless36

    Fearless36 · Well-Known Member

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    Sure, that goes without saying, but they do have a legal right to request to see it. If you refuse to show them then they can take action (although few companies would be prepared to do that because of the negative publicity that would entail) but it has been known, but you are 100% right they cannot copy the letter without your permission and eve then, they are not able to disclose its contents.
     
  2. Shiba Park

    Shiba Park Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    There is actually a positive take on the request to see appointment letters; employers have a duty of care. If such documentation is collected, it's easier for an employer to build a picture of an employees needs and therefore determine if adjustments or additional support is needed.

    Shiba.
     
  3. Twinkle_star

    Twinkle_star Type 1 · Newbie

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    Although maybe you could have been asked in different way for the appointment letter I don't think you should take offence at this and bear in mind if more managers particularly HR are educated in the problems then they can provide better support at work. Unfortunately it may have been her experience in the past that staff said they had appointments took time off and turned out they hadn't, therefore leading to maybe a less constructive way of asking for evidence of appointment. Also if have a problem or illness and have been open about your condition I have found (most) employers are quite understanding as long as you do all possible to manage it.
     
  4. Girvo

    Girvo · Member

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    Does it need to take all day??
    I try to rearrange mine for the afternoon, or first thing in the morning so I can at least do half a shift in work, keeps everyone happy BTW I get paid for HA's not sure if you do.
     
  5. Daphne917

    Daphne917 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Everybody reacts differently to the dilation drops. I normally make my appointments in the afternoon so that my OH doesn’t lose too much work - he’s self employed. When I had regular ophthalmology appointments they were always early morning so I used to take the morning off as hospital appt and the afternoon as flexible leave JIC my eyes hadn’t recovered.
     
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