OK, OH received a work related call from his boss at almost 10pm last night, despite the fact that he is in work at 5.30 am
Whilst on this call , OH coughed, not related to virus, but he has just given up smoking.
Boss told him not to come in today . He has not been let go.
So now, despite being well, cannot work, and has to use vital health resources to get certified as negative?
Surely this cannot be right? He cannot claim the new welfare payment as he is still in employment, cannot claim illness benefit because he is not ill , and because he is not ill will have to wait god knows how long to be tested.
There is no underlying condition, they work outside , and the same boss saw him really ill before christmas and didn't bat an eyelid when he was struggling to work.
Its a small company , but to me the boss is just being opportunist, its a few days/weeks wages he doesnt have to pay , but leaves my OH high and dry