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Could you explain your circumstances a bit more?
the case is regarding custardy of my grand daughter
ok so nothing to do with a court case that involves your employer?
Is there a policy that deals with such absences from work?
I don't know, but I have been told by my manager that I will have to either pay back the time or have the time off without pay. if he is correct is there a form I can get from the court to claim for loss of earnings like you can if you are on jury service?
I have been employed for 12 years
As this is an entirely personal matter any time you want to take off will have to be taken either as annual leave, unpaid leave, or be given off by the employer on the agreement that you will make up the time at a later stage. This is not the same as jury service so you cannot expect to be given the time off at all and there is a possibility that the employer can even refuse you to take this time off. However, if they agree to let you have it off then it will be under one of the above-mentioned circumstances.
thank you very much. you have been most helpful. I have no problem doing any of the afore mentioned, I just wanted to make sure of the facts.
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