My supervisor won't let me take off work for a pregnancy check-up: Advice?

So my supervisor rejected my 16 weeks follow up appointment twice already stating that I have to have 24 hours of PTO in order for it to be approved however I won’t be able to accumulate those hours because of the upcoming holidays(I work in a clinic, and we have holidays off which they have to use my PTO)what do I do? And I feel like my future appointments will be rejected as well. I already sent a message to my OB in regard to this, but is there anything else that I can do?

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Wow, that’s really messed up.

Fmla but other than that appts are more important id call in.
Have you tried tellin them you can leave and come back ?

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I would just call out.

Get evenings or weekend apts.

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Also try scheduling your appointments either first thing or last

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Go tall to HR.
I don’t think that legal

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Wth it’s the law look it up they cant deny you getting medical care for your pregnancy

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A bit more information is needed. Are you asking for an entire day, or just an hour or so? Can you organize a different day/time with your OB? Depending on your state, you should be able to get a little time off for the appointment, as long as you bring in a dr note. It seems strange an appointment would be rejected, if it’s only for an hour or two, however I could see there my be an issue if requesting an entire day.

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My employer tried doing this with me too i took the day off anyway. I gave them the option to find coverage it was their choice to decline. I req every appt i had fpr baby pff and every time it was the same thing. Dpnt let them bully you into missing something thats important to you.

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I’m pretty sure it’s illegal for your employer to deny you time off for pregnancy appointments. Look on the better business bureau website

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Can you take it without pay?

Call out and go. Although im pretty sure what they’re doing is illegal

I don’t think they can legally do that to you, check with HR. My boss let me go to my doctors appt and i didnt use my pto, i took it with no pay. They cant force you to use your pto

Call in. Just get a doctor’s note saying u had an appt. Can’t put blame on ya there.

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Wow I had issues with cancer check ups finally I got so annoyed and told them to kick rocks …ex boss has made it impossible to find a new job… so yea I feel for you ,I’d go to HR and ask what you can do to keep your job and make appointments to make sure you and your baby are healthy.

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Call out and go
Your baby’s health and your health is 10x more important

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I’m pretty sure it’s illegal they have to by law give you time off for your doctor’s appointments and give you time that you need per request

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Pregnancy is a protected class like race or religion I would go to hr

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Look Into the laws for discrimination in your state and especially for pregnant people, because he is denying you and your baby prenatal care. When I was pregnant with my oldest my supervisor not so jokingly told me that he could throw me down some stairs and then I would not have to worry about my pregnancy anymore. I went and told my OB and he ordered light duty for me since he knew it would not be possible at my job. So due to his threat to my health and the baby they had to pay short term disability for me

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