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It appears that you do not have proper policy on employee leave. While running organisation, decisions cannot be taken on case-to-case basis. To avoid this, leadership or HR has to anticipate and design the rules well in advance.
Therefore, to avoid the confusion, you may sit with boss and design a proper leave policy.
1st May 2018 From India, Bangalore
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2nd May 2018 From India, Delhi
From your note it is obvious that there are no clearly defined rules pertaining to leaves in your organization.
Remember that in the Company Statutes - accessible to each employee - among other things clear cut rules and policies pertaining to leaves are mentioned in the most unambiguous terms.
You, the HR team in tandem with the top management must put your heads together, to design such a document. While working on the document, see what the Indian Labor Law calls for.
You would then have no need running from pillar to post, to respond to each individual's leave application, on a case to case basis.
Have this SOP ready without much ado.
Arif ur Rehman
4th May 2018 From Pakistan, Karachi