Long Story short,
I have approx. 70 days of sick / personal / carer's leave accrued in my 10 years of employment.
I live in country Victoria , my son will undergo surgery in Melbourne next week. Hospital sent us letter asking we must stay in Melbourne & close proximity to RCH for 2 weeks after surgery for any complication.
Sent RCH letter along with leave application (carer's leave) to Manager for his approval.
Manager come back & offered max 3 days of leave & rest annual leave, reason max 3 days allow as industry standard
When I confront with proof that there is no such thing in fair work, I should able to use as many as I wish from accursed leave as necessary.
After that Manager come back to me & said according HR,
They assume my wife will get carer leave from her work , I can get only 3 days max carer leave. I told him that his information is false , my wife will be there for few days & I will be take care of my son for 2 weeks required by RCH.
My manger says he will discuss with HR & will get back to me in couple of days.
Question is :
* Regardless, if my wife using her sick leave (different employer than my), Can my employer restricts me for max 3 days?
* Can HR / or Business makes this type of rules on the Run
* What are my rights? If my employer grants me only 3 days for carer's leave.
Thanks in advance.
Update : The leave approved as required. They must have come to their senses.
Thanks all for your help and guidance.