Dec. 17-21, I went to Cagayan de Oro, my province for a family medical emergency.
December 31 (burial of my brother),2,3,4,7..These days I was absent. I was authorized to go on leave but on the 2nd I notified my Team Leader that I could not report to work because the airfare was so expensive, I have a screenshot to present as proof. I was able to book my flight on the 8th, Tuesday, at 2,400.00 which was much cheaper than 8,000.00. When I arrived at the office, i went to the HR to ask if there is this Bereavement leave but the company I am in does not adopt the policy. I was told that my TL sent an RTWO RETURN TO WORK ORDER and because of this my salary is withheld which i should be enjoying today. Is this lawful? I lost my brother, my family had financial problem, and i was treated this way. Were those leaves not valid?
After informing my TL that i couldn't report, this was his reply via text. "Sorry, much as I want to understand, after a numerous considerations, now is not the best time you will be allowed for that. I hope you understand, You need to go back as agreed. I hope you can also fulfill your bargain. Happy birthday."Airfare was not anticipated to go that high.
Should I just remain silent on this? Please advise.