I asked my employer for Stress Leave for tomorrow and she has not confirmed. This is a private childcare centre, she is

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Customer: I asked my employer for Stress Leave for tomorrow and she has not confirmed
JA: Have you discussed this with a manager or HR? Or with a lawyer?
Customer: This is a private childcare centre, she is the owner, there is no HR
JA: Are you an "at will" employee? Do you belong to a union?
Customer: Full time, Permanent. No
JA: Anything else you want the Lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: This morning she threatened to send me home without pay for not completing paperwork that was due on Friday. There was no prior conversation the mentioned this as a possible punishment
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If you have days of sick leave owing and need this day off she cannot stop you. If she refuses to pay you could claim a personal grievance ov err bathos issue
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Yesterday on the 16th of November 2020 my employer said she would send me home without pay for not completing paperwork by Friday. I have never received a warning prior. Is this legal?
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That is not legal. She cannot withhold your pay and that could be considered a constructive dismissal but is also a matter for a personal grievance claim

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