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Securing urgent personal leave for Phillip*

Phillip’s wife gave birth to a premature baby. He applied to take urgent personal leave to support her and other family members. His employer denied his leave application.

When he came to Nundah Community Legal Service, he was on the verge of resigning from his job as he felt he had no other choice. An experienced volunteer employment solicitor was able to provide advice and commit to make representations to his employer pro bono. This involved calling the employer and sending a more formal letter.

By that afternoon the employer had reversed his decision and Phillip was given leave so that he could support his wife and family.

* Not their real name

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