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Can an employer prevent a person taking unpaid time off to

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Can an employer prevent a person taking unpaid time off to attend a Doctor's appointment providing proper notice given in advance
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Employment Law
Expert:  ukfamilysolicitor replied 2 years ago.
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Unfortunately although your employer may allow you time off work to visit the doctor - they are not legally required to.
You should however check your contract of employment as this may say otherwise.
Your employer can make you make a doctors appointment outside of your normal work hours. They can also insist that you take holiday leave.
I appreciate that this is not what you want to hear but I do have to be honest.
If however you were a pregnant woman - you would be allowed reasonable paid time off work for ante-natal care.
If you are disabled and your employer will not let you take time off for a medical appointment connected with your disability, In that case, an employer must make reasonable Allowances, and allowing time off for medical appointments is considered to be a 'reasonable allowance'.
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Expert:  ukfamilysolicitor replied 2 years ago.
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