Last night while I was working, one of my teeth broke and exposed a nerve. now this caused excruciating pain and I asked the acting night manager if I could go to the nearby hospital to see if they could do anything to reduce the amount of pain I was in then come back and continue my shift. Its only 2 mins away so its not like I would be away for very long.
He told me he had to phone the store manager and get his permission, so off he went. 10 mins later he came back and told me I wasnt allowed to leave but didnt give a reason why I couldnt.
As I couldnt leave to go to the hospital I thought id give them a phone during my break and see if they could suggest something in the shop that might heal the pain and they made afew suggestions to reduce the pain but told me it wouldnt completely disappear. Then asked if I had been able to go to them would they be able to do anything and they told me they would have been able to give me some strong paracetamol type thing so it wouldnt have been a wasted 2minutes to get there.
Spoke to my mum about it and she thinks what they had done was illegal or at least a breach of human rights in some way.
I'm going to go to citizens advice tomorrow and see what they say about this but does anyone on here possibly know if I have any rights about this so i know what to expect?
I basically had to do the last 8 hours of my shift in pain