Hi! I'm currently working for a BPO company with a compressed work week program. We are required to work 9.5 hours a day which include 2 15 minute breaks & a 30 minute lunch break wherein are not compensated. For more than 2 months we are required to render mandatory RDOT plus sometimes forced to render pre shifts or post shift OT. I got sick last Monday (fever, cough, headaches) I already informed my OS about it. Yesterday,(3rd day) my condition worsen & my body is already asking for rest. I asked my OS to request for VTO since I cannot focused on my job due to my condition but the answer was No VTO offered. I went to the clinic, rest for an hour. Went to work after that but yet my condition is still getting worse. I will not be allowed to go home even if my condition persist. I asked my OS to have me on leave the next day which is today and guess what, leave is also not allowed.
1. Are short breaks really not paid?
2. Is it legal for the company to force an employee to work even if it's obvious that the agent cannot proceed any more due to illness?
3. Is it legal for the company to deprive an agent for the needed sick leave due to worsening condition?
Thank you & I look forward to your enlightening response.