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Lunus

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I am looking to take every Tuesday off work to see my therapist for DBT Training. My company say I have three options.
1. Take the days as holiday
2. Work a Saturday or Sunday
3. Take the days off as unpaid
Is this correct? I thought legally you could take the days off as sick leave? Any advice would be appreciated.
 
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Is it shift work? Then they can sort the shift around it surely. I would work the weekend personally.
 
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I’m not sure about this. I was wouldn’t take it as holiday as dbt can go on for 2 years. So it would prob use all your holiday entitlement up. I would swap my day off if possible. Have you checked with your HR dept what your rights are.
 
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I dont think you can take them off as sick leave but i could be wrong about this :hug:
Thanks for the replies. After talking to my doctor and HR I cannot take sick leave for Therapy sessions.
As I’m a driver I either do a route or don’t, so despite working every Bank Holiday it now looks like I’ll also have to work at the weekend, as paying for therapy I can’t afford to take it unpaid and I won’t have enough holiday to complete the course. It’s so unfair!
 
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This might help. Time off work - overview
I guess it would come under the doctors appointments?
Thx for that. I’ve decided to take the day as holiday for the first three months and my therapist says she can fit me in early morning in September so I can do my round after we’ve finished. Phew.
 
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I am looking to take every Tuesday off work to see my therapist for DBT Training. My company say I have three options.
1. Take the days as holiday
2. Work a Saturday or Sunday
3. Take the days off as unpaid
Is this correct? I thought legally you could take the days off as sick leave? Any advice would be appreciated.

Definitely a predicament! Personally, I think I would take the option of working a Saturday or a Sunday. That way, you get a day off to see your therapist (and to do whatever else you wish to do) and you won't have to miss any days of pay.
 
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Definitely a predicament! Personally, I think I would take the option of working a Saturday or a Sunday. That way, you get a day off to see your therapist (and to do whatever else you wish to do) and you won't have to miss any days of pay.
Thanks for the advice. I’ve actually decided to take the day as holiday for the first three months at which time my therapist can switch me to an early morning appointment, so all being well I can just start and finish my working day later and not have to work weekends. As I have to work all Bank Holidays the wife would kill me if the weekend went as well lol.
 
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