By unemployed and bereaved - 25/11/2013 05:03 - United Kingdom
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On the other hand, it is fairly uncommon to have people from one family die within weeks of each other (unless their deaths are related). I can understand why his boss thought his leg was being pulled. He could have looked into it first before making accusations, but his doubt is not that odd.
True but he shouldn't conclude that he's lying and then suspend him. Hence why he's an insensitive asshole. If he were a bit more compassionate he'd ask for some proof, like death certificate or confirmation from a close relative. Most people aren't morbid enough to lie about a death in the family just to have the day off, he could have just given him the benefit of the doubt..
Actually there are people out there morbid enough to lie about a death or serious illness to get off work/school. Usually an aunt or grandparent are the ones who have the illness or die in those situations. Anyway, its not right that your boss did that, OP. If he thought you were lying, there are other ways to handle it rather than suspend you. Sorry for your loss.
Just show him their death certificates, that'll shut him up. I'm sorry for your loss. All of them.