I'm working as a HR Manager for one of a medium-small sized IT Consulting firm. We have a pattern of leave which is 08 casual / sick and 15 annual leaves in a year.
The case is that one of our resource requested for unpaid leaves
since his father is severely ill and she and her mother are only members in her family to manage. As per the policy, unpaid leaves can only taken if the available quota of Annual leaves get exhausted. Now the situation is that she has already taken 15 days off due to emergency, and has availed 4 of her casual leaves for the same purpose..considering the situation whether it would be appropriate to go for exception and approve her unpaid leaves for the entire period or first adjust it from the annual leave quota and if exceeding from the quota then make it unpaid.
Note; since we do not calculate on earned quota, the problem will be that the resource will left with couple of casual leaves for rest of the year.