Principle and statement of intent
You are normally expected to ensure that appointments to visit the doctor, dentist, hospital, etc. are made in your own time and outside normal working hours. In the event that this is not reasonably practicable, time off work will be permitted to attend such appointments providing that the appointment is substantiated with an appointment card (if requested) and the timing of the appointment causes as little disruption as possible i.e. at the beginning or end of the working day.
However, you will not be paid for this time off.
In the event of the death or funeral of a relative, you may be granted appropriate time off work and payment at the discretion of Bumbles after careful and sympathetic consideration has been given to the circumstances surrounding each bereavement.