Key Post: Force Majeure question

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Turned down by company because the illness in question was of an ordinary nature.
Thought I was reasonably familiar with legislation but told that the act defines illnesses and ordinary illnesses are NOT covered.
Have been to the Oasis site and all I got was what I understood to be the position.

Any specific assistance appreciated
 
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Not sure if the illness you refer to was your own or that of a child/parent, but the provision is intended to cover exceptional/unforeseeable occurances where your presence was ABSOLUTELY necessary.

Clearly, this is open to interpretation, but the regular illness (cold, flu, etc) of a child wouldn't be considered exceptional as say, an instance of them being knocked down on the way to school.
 
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Bridget

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don't know if this stands up, but I was told that if the 'ordinary illness' creates a situation where your childminder cannot care for your child because of the possibility of infection or whatever, then a force majeure situation is created, because you couldn't suddenly arrange alternative childminding and has to stay at home yourself. Would like to know if this is right though.
 

sparkeee

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It is not meant as sick leave for yourself,in the case of your wife being ill in the morning and unable to mind the children then this situation would allow for a force majeure,as you would have to stay home to mind the kids because you would not have time to arrange minders.
 
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